We have moved from our custom linux SBC to the Raspberry Pi 2. This has a number of advantages:
- Higher Performance
- Lower Cost
- Better Software Support
- Easier for Developers to migrate SW to the UDRX
- Future processor migration path, assuming header pinout compatibility
Of course nothing comes for free and there has been additional SW work migrating from a 3.x to 4.x kernel. Packaging has also been affected, but the overall package is simpler and better for final assembly. We are testing now using our existing RF Deck and a 40 pin adapter cable.
We are engaging with a Contract Manufacturer for Turn-Key Production, including custom extrusions. Engineering is moving forward towards a pilot run, once the Pi2+RF Deck is qualified at full power.
Expect the next update in January