A reconfigurable Linux computer that connects to the real world: ARM + FPGA + Wi-Fi + 180 I/O

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Dec 23, 2015

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snickerdoodle Pre-holiday Update

Season’s greetings, snickerdoodlers!

Figured we had just enough time to squeeze in a quick pre-holiday update for you…

Last week we wrapped up a couple minor revisions to the BOM and layout - both of which are now 100% finalized. We ended up having to add a couple layers for the sake of signal integrity and expediting development, bringing the grand total to fourteen (yes, you read that right: 14 layers)! Here’s a sneak peak of the craziness:

Things were set back a couple days when we noticed an issue with some of the memory traces, but the good news is we caught it just in time (which will shave some precious days/weeks off in the long run). We’re dancing around some factory closures this week and it now looks like we might not get the first assembled boards back until the first week of January, but things are chugging along…

On a brighter note, this past week saw the Zynq bring up of GCC, ROS (Jade Turtle), and Octave. Throw in Ubuntu 14.04 and 15.04 along with some exciting integrations our Alpha squad is going to be helping us with, and the snickerdoodle software and support suite is growing by the day. You can find sources, documentation, getting started guides, and more on Github - with plenty more to come!

That’s it for now. Go enjoy the holiday festivities and we’ll be back next week with a new update.

Happy holidays!

Cousins, Weatherbee, and Bush

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