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Building a handheld Device using TI OMAP 3530

Postby Shando69 » 2010-05-21 23:39

Hi All,

I'm hoping that there are some Electronics experts out there who may be able to help with this...

I am looking at building a handheld device based around the TI OMAP3530 (I'm going to start with the kit from TechNexion - - which comes with a version of LINUX, but also supports WinCE, Android & Angstrom).

Is there anybody out there who can tell me if this is any good for running the ShiVa engine, and if so, which would be the best OS?

As a bit of background, here are some of the specs for this:

Specifications
CPU TI OMAP 3530 @ 600Mhz
DSP Core TMS320C64x+™ @ 430Mhz
Memory 128 MB Low power mobile DDR
Storage 256 MB NAND Flash
Wireless LAN Marvell 8686 802.11b/g
Supported OS Linux 2.6.x, Windows CE, Android, Qt

Interfaces
Connectors Two 100 pin NAIS connectors
SPI, UART, USB host, USB OTG/client,
I2C, PWM lines, 1-wire, MMC lines,
A/D lines, camera, audio in/out, mic
S-Video, Display interface

Graphic Capabilities
Chipset POWERVR SGX 530 ( 10Mpolys/s, up to 720p resolution )
API support OpenGL 2.0, OpenGLes 1.1, OpenVG 1.0

One last thing - The test kit I'm looking at buying uses a 4.3" Touchscreen (480 x 272) and contains a movement sensor 8)

Thanks & Regards

Shando


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Re: Building a handheld Device using TI OMAP 3530

Postby dpharaoh » 2010-05-22 03:45

It looks like it could handle it to be honest! Running Android.
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Re: Building a handheld Device using TI OMAP 3530

Postby NiCoX » 2010-05-22 19:48

Hi Shando,

Yes this will work, and work well. We are very close to TI, and the engine is and will be compatible with all of their current and future OMAP processors. Concerning the OS, we have some old Angstrom builds, but I recommend you to use Android, at least to start.

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Re: Building a handheld Device using TI OMAP 3530

Postby Shando69 » 2010-05-22 23:43

Hi Guys,

Thanks for the quick response ( as always :lol: )

Now all I've got to do is save up :( and order one of the kits!

I'll update how I go once everything is in place.

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