Posted May 20, 2005 2:13 UTC (Fri) by ncm
In reply to: USB host/gadget, CF
Parent article: A call for an open media gadget
It doesn't even need any onboard flash. It can boot *and* play from the CF card. It doesn't need USB. It doesn't really need a display. (A single row of LEDs can be a display, if you are willing to swing it back and forth. :-) All else it needs is a battery holder, a few buttons, and a phone jack. On board, a DSP whose clock starts up again when the output fifo gets near empty, a regular processor to feed it Vorbis once in a while (and shut itself off, too, the rest of the time), and a pair of D/A converters. It ought to cost about $5 to make, and sell for $25. I'd buy lots of them.
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