by skrodahl » 02 Feb 2015, 07:55
by ACX » 02 Feb 2015, 11:56
This retains all the features of BCM2835, but replaces the single 700MHz ARM11 with a 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 complex: everything else remains the same, so there is no painful transition or reduction in stability.
by MarkP » 02 Feb 2015, 12:19
by rawdevice » 02 Feb 2015, 14:46
by skrodahl » 02 Feb 2015, 14:57
One of the reasons that this rumor was running around was that the BCM11130 has both Ethernet and USB onboard. The Pi has faced some criticism for running Ethernet traffic over the USB bus using the LAN9154. You’ve noted before that you don’t think this is a problem, can you talk about that?Well, you have a 100Mbit interface downstream of a 480Mbit interface, so I’ve never been sure why some people are concerned by this choice. The nice thing about BCM11130 is that it has Gigabit Ethernet, but we didn’t see this as a strong enough requirement to justify a compatibility break.
by ACX » 02 Feb 2015, 15:09
by dwijtsma » 02 Feb 2015, 15:10
by jonas18z » 02 Feb 2015, 15:38
by skrodahl » 02 Feb 2015, 15:50
ACX wrote:"The Pi has faced some criticism..."
Damn, I can't understand how such a issue could be tolerated and left untouched. The forums are full of people complaining of the poor USB implementation, which makes the Rpi almost unusable for a full spectrum of applications (among which USB audio).
by dwijtsma » 02 Feb 2015, 16:41