Cerberus Vs. Netduino Go
Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:04 PM
Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:32 AM
Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:14 PM
I couldn't find the board you referred in your post, was it this one : Link
The reason why I focused on the Go and the cerberus is their processor/memory. We want our processor to be able to handle a music stream from a Wifi interface and stream it to a Bluetooth one while keeping its cost as low as possible.
Also, since we are not experts in building PCB we wanted to take advantage of cheap open sourced hardware to design simply our own PCB based on the Netduino Go design and the components that we're planning to add to it.
I thought even though there are no Wifi Modules available for the Go, one could just use GPIOs to connect it to some module and take advantage of the TCP/IP stack of the /NETFM. Is that possible or am I just saying some nonsense ?
So to sum up, we want to design a PCB based on open source extendable boards (extendable = WiFi + Bluetooth + SD card). We want to use the cheapest modules possible (ex. Wifi modules are often Uber expensive => use NETFM TCP/IP to make it cheaper to produce) and we want it to be fast enough to support audio streaming.
Do you guys think the Netduino platform could help us do that?
(We don't care paying a lot for the prototyping platform, we care more about the final production costs of our fully functional PCB)
Thank you again for your assistance, I already ordered a bunch of Netduino GO, can't wait to start playing.
Best, - Ismail
Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:10 PM
Here's the Sytech mainboard I was thinking about. Parts of it may be open source as well...
If you want to build your own modules and use SPI and 2 GPIOs to drive an external custom-built module, you can certainly do that with Netduino Go. But you'd effectively be building part of your own networking stack for NETMF in C++, since all the "bottom layers" for WiFi aren't there by default.
If you're going to be doing audio streaming, you'll probably end up with some native code either way... That's the sort of thing that this MCU would be great at, coupled with some C++.
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