Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 12th Nov 2006 22:46 UTC
AMD AMD has stopped its work on the Personal Internet Communicator project after nearly two years of planning and development. The PIC was announced in late 2004 as a USD 250 headless computer, sporting a Geode x86 processor, 128MB of RAM and a 10GB hard drive. PIC was designed for 'emerging markets' where the cost of computer hardware is seen as prohibitively high.
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RE[2]: Going with the EFIKA
by jebb on Mon 13th Nov 2006 10:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Going with the EFIKA"
jebb
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2006-07-06

The picture shows an optical SP/DIF output, if I'm not mistaken. Any idea which chipset drives the audio? If it's capable of outputing 44.1kHz without resampling, that could be the perfect basis for that mpd-based music jukebox I've been having wet dreams about...

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matt@genesi-usa.com Member since:
2005-11-30

Jebb,

A little more technical detail on it (the page is meant to reduce the number of support calls for "which page of the docs is..?")

http://www.powerdeveloper.org/efika.php

It's basically an enhanced AC97 controller in the SoC, with a Sigmatel STAC 9766 (same as on the Pegasos!) - it has an 18-bit internal mixer, and can play up to 16-bit 48KHz stereo audio through each output (it has plenty, check out the gallery).

By default the S/PDIF outputs the same audio that is on the main line-out channel (at least under ALSA this works), but you can tell it to do LPCM/AC3 passthrough if you push the right data at it.

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