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 Building an ARM based microcomputer at home 
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Building an ARM based microcomputer at home

To build a bare minimum Linux computer, one needs a decent processor and some memory. It won’t be a very useful computer, but it’ll run Linux kernel, some processes and you’ll be able to open a bash terminal on it.

https://helentronica.com/2016/11/08/bui ... ocomputer/


Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:59 pm

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Goodness, this seems to be mostly about meeting a self-set challenge to deal with the most difficult surface mount soldering.


Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:36 pm

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A couple more thoughts...
- through-hole is most friendly, we've seen small ARM in through-hole (tgl6502) and we've also seen Linux on through-hole 68k (68Katy)
- next up is surface mount which isn't BGA
- then we have BGA
- and finally we have these high-density BGA on small pitches...


Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:09 pm

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Have you seen the pcb layout?
How the hell did he manage to snake all that trace length matching like that when kicad offers no special tools for that?
The pcb is a maze.


Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:11 pm
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