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Target Hardware

See libreplanet processor review for list of processors, pricing (where found), features including Treacherous-capability, FSF Hardware Endorsement Criteria capability etc.

Some benchmark comparison between different processor famillies, which might help in deciding which platform would best fit the requirements can be found here

Hardware list from the PlugApps project here. Good overview of differences in SheevaPlug-class devices.

ARM based devices

Cortex A8, A9, A15 devices (armhf)

  • EfikaMX

    • Freescale i.MX515 (ARM Cortex-A8 800MHz)
    • 3D Graphics Processing Unit
    • WXGA display support (HDMI)
    • Multi-format HD video decoder and D1 video encoder
    • 512MB RAM
    • 8GB Internal SSD
    • 10/100Mbit/s Ethernet
    • 802.11 b/g/n WiFi

    • SDHC card reader
    • 2x USB 2.0 ports
    • Audio jacks for headset
    • Built-in speaker
  • CompuLab Trim-Slice

    • CPU: NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 1GHz with integrated ultra-low power ?GeForce GPU

    • Memory: 1 GB DDR2-800
    • Storage:
      • - Full size SD (SDHC)
      • - Micro SD (SDHC)
      • - SATA SSD (up to 64GB)
    • Networking:
      • - 1 GbE
      • - WiFi 802.11n + BT

    • Display: HDMI 1.3 full-HD + DVI (dual head)
    • Audio: Stereo line-out, line-in, 5.1 digital S/PDIF
    • Video in: PAL/NTSC
    • I/O:
      • - USB2 ports (480 MBps)
      • - USB device
      • - RS232 Serial port
    • Extension: JTAG, 2 UARTs, SPI
    • Housing: Fanless all-metal nickel-plated die-cast
    • Dimensions: 130mm x 95mm x 15mm – 5.1” x 3.7” x 0.6”
    • Power: 8-16V DC, 3W average

ARMv4, ARMv5, ARMv5, ARMv6 devices (armel)

  • Plug Computer 3.0
    • 2.0 Ghz ARMv5 CPU (Marvell Kirkwood 88F6281)
    • 512 MB Nand Flash
    • Integrated Marvell WiFi and Bluetooth, both work in accesspoint mode or client mode.

    • Replaceable 120 GB Internal 1.8 esata drive or 160 GB, 2.5 esata drive (depending on the Vendor). The 2.5 drive is most economical and replaceable without any additional tools.
    • Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0
  • SheevaPlug/GuruPlug

    • 1.2 Ghz ARMv5 CPU (Marvell Kirkwood 88F6281)
    • 512 MB Nand Flash
    • Integrated Marvell WiFi and Bluetooth, both work in accesspoint mode or client mode.

    • Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0
    • Issues: hardware revisions of the Guruplug had heat issues, power supply burn out for ?SheevaPlug

  • TonidoPlug

    • Similar specs to SheevaPlug

    • 1.2 Ghz ARMv5 CPU (Marvell Kirkwood 88F6281)
    • 512 MB Nand Flash
    • Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0
    • Can easily boot from USB drive (making dev efforts easier; just plug in filesystem)
  • Open-RD

  • NSLU2 (Discontinued)
  • Fonera 2.0n

    • Slow and very limited memory (64MB)

x86 based devices

  • FitPC

  • ALIX and Soekris boards

  • MicroClient (VESA mounting format case) and derivatives (German only page for now, sorry)

  • Generic i386/amd64 PCs or any general purpose computer should also be to run the Freedombox OS, but they are not the primary targets

MIPS based devices