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ACPI for ARM?
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GNU virtual private Ethernet
Assuming they they want to flash the the firmware on the micro itself, it's not such a bad choice, it's reasonably cheap at USD4 considering what they want to achieve.
Yes, they could've done it even cheaper with a separate flash chip, and an even cheaper micro but you have to wonder if will actually work out cheaper consider the extra board complexity.
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