Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 14th Nov 2005 08:47 UTC
Multimedia, AV We were pleasantly surprised when we discovered (by snooping on its firmware files) that the Pontis MX2020 multimedia device that Geeks.com sent us for a review actually uses Linux (embedded distribution uCLinux, kernel 2.4.19). If it's video, audio, pictures, recording or even basic PDA functionality via its touch screen, the Pontis MX2020 can do it all. And for very cheap too.
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hmm, which architecture?
by kcox on Mon 14th Nov 2005 17:49 UTC
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2005-11-14

I wonder what the real technical specifications are on this device? Is it runing an Arm7, Arm9, Arm11? Maybe it uses one of portal player's SoCs with dual Arm7s? I would like to know more detailed specs if they are available. It would be nice if it was mentioned in the review.

Edited 2005-11-14 17:50

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RE: hmm, which architecture?
by Eugenia on Mon 14th Nov 2005 19:40 in reply to "hmm, which architecture?"
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2005-06-28

I think it uses special microcontrollers, not ARM. The uCLinux in particular is known to support those.

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RE[2]: hmm, which architecture?
by kcox on Mon 14th Nov 2005 19:47 in reply to "RE: hmm, which architecture?"
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2005-11-14

isn't ARM a special Microcontroller? It's used in all the ipods and in most mobile phones, and pdas. Why not here? I suspect it is a System on Chip from some guys like Portal Player, or maybe an asic from Broadcom or something that has an ARM core... o'well.

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