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Postby GregR » Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:30 am

I've come across boards from Mentor Graphics and FreeScale. I'm looking for any other options. This is for a medical device that requires a significant user interface. It will communicate with a second processor that will handle the medical related hardware.
The product requires a camera. The volume will be too low(10-20k) to justify a custom camera. Any links to oem modules that work with android would be appreciated. The plan is to do the prototypes using web cams unless I find a good camera module. That is the reason for needing two host ports.

Requirements:
Touch screen
SDCARD
USB Host (Prefer 2x)
USB Slave
Ethernet
Some limited I/O for creating a SPI/LVDS link.

Sorry if this is in the wrong place. I didn't see a better place to post it.

Thanks,

Greg
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Re: Recommended Developement Boards

Postby MichaelEGR » Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:51 am

For initial prototyping perhaps check out Beagleboard:
http://beagleboard.org/

There is Android support and a decent community, so you should be able to piece together the configuration you need to proceed. It may not have out of the box everything you are looking for, but it's inexpensive. There likely are more expensive and integrated dev boards out there too, but you should be able to find this info with a Google search or two.
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Re: Recommended Developement Boards

Postby GregR » Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:38 pm

Michael,
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll take a second look at them. I'd googled the topic for a couple of hours before posting my question. Most people seem to be developing for finished platforms which of course makes sense. I'm work in the 8bit and 16ibt world so I'm used to there being lots of boards and kits available. Do you know of any hardware centric websites dealing with android?
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