[ECOS] Advice on hardware choice

Paul D. DeRocco pderocco@ix.netcom.com
Mon Jul 13 22:58:00 GMT 2009

I'm starting a "hobby" project based on eCos, so I have to use the free
version, but I'm not wedded to any particular hardware platform yet. Before
I go through the excruciating process of investigating all the hardware for
which free eCos includes board support packages for, I thought I'd just ask
for advice. My hardware requirements are:

	Roughly the horsepower of a 200MHz ARM
	At least 4MB RAM on a 32-bit bus, preferably single SDRAM chip
	Don't want NOR flash on board (boot from internal or SPI flash)
	100mb/s Ethernet interface
	Full speed USB slave interface
	SD card interface

If the support is for some off-the-shelf eval board, I'll basically use it
as the basis for my own hardware design, so the BSP should work pretty much

If I had the money to buy a package from eCosCentric, I'd just go for the
AT91SAM9260, but I can't justify it for a hobby project. Do any of the stock
packages included in the distribution come close to the above features?


Ciao,               Paul D. DeRocco
Paul                mailto:pderocco@ix.netcom.com

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