It comes with 14 CDs, including with Ubuntu, WinCE and Android. There is a catch though, most of the documentation is in Chinese. For a product that is sold internationally, and advertised in English, this is very disappointing. The main 178-page PDF file for the board, that introduces the board and explains how to use it, is in Chinese.
I looked at the website of the manufacturer of the board, but that also is Chinese only:
So, I am going to also purchase one of the "FriendlyARM" boards, which have all documentation in English. I know this as the docs are available online. These boards are very similar, in fact I should be able to apply the same techniques and get both boards working.
Now, I am going to have to think why I would want two boards. Testing a LAN maybe.
Actually, what I will do first is download the FriendlyARM documentation and see if I can apply it to the board I already have. If so, then I might not need to order the FriendlyARM board.
Comments:Posted on 15 Nov 2011, 13:49 by Raffy
There is a link to an English site, but am afraid the manuals are still in Chinese only.
You may have better luck with the downloads page here.
Posted on 15 Nov 2011, 14:04 by Raffy
Witech Download Link
This Witech download link works.
Posted on 15 Nov 2011, 14:13 by Raffy
I hope this wiki can help.
Posted on 15 Nov 2011, 14:15 by wuxiandianzi
Hi Barry. 您好
I have asked for you to get english introduces. But only Chinese docments. sorry.
Posted on 16 Nov 2011, 4:54 by Dougal
Barry, why not get something like the PandaBoard (http://pandaboard.org/) or BeagleBoard/BeagleBone (http://beagleboard.org/)? Or maybe the Linaro development board: http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Linaro-and-Samsung-launch-Origen-ARM-development-board-1252229.html
Note that they tend to use OMAP SOCs, and TI is actually working on a kernel DRM driver for OMAP:
Posted on 16 Nov 2011, 8:31 by BarryK
Re which board
I want a board with exact same CPU as used by the RaspberryPi, as I am compiling with optimisations specific for that CPU, as need to get max performance.
The one that I have is this, from the photo:
...28 pages. Not as big as th 178 page manual that I have in Chinese, but enough to be very helpful.
Thanks for finding that info.
I'm still "off-line" but managed to get access briefly today!
Posted on 16 Nov 2011, 24:16 by gjuhasz
Yet another ARM
This is my lovely ARM machine:
Processor : ARMv6-compatible processor rev 3 (v6l)
BogoMIPS : 255.59
Features : swp half thumb fastmult vfp edsp java
CPU implementer : 0x41
CPU architecture: 6TEJ
CPU variant : 0x1
CPU part : 0xb36
CPU revision : 3
Cache type : write-back
Cache clean : cp15 c7 ops
Cache lockdown : format C
Cache format : Harvard
I size : 16384
I assoc : 4
I line length : 32
I sets : 128
D size : 16384
D assoc : 4
D line length : 32
D sets : 128
'cat /proc /meminfo'
MemTotal: 256568 kB
MemFree: 109880 kB
Buffers: 16808 kB
Cached: 52716 kB
SwapCached: 0 kB
Active: 87324 kB
Inactive: 46724 kB
SwapTotal: 0 kB
SwapFree: 0 kB
Dirty: 20 kB
Writeback: 0 kB
AnonPages: 64524 kB
Mapped: 16356 kB
Slab: 5780 kB
SReclaimable: 3060 kB
SUnreclaim: 2720 kB
PageTables: 1380 kB
NFS_Unstable: 0 kB
Bounce: 0 kB
WritebackTmp: 0 kB
CommitLimit: 128284 kB
Committed_AS: 1138624 kB
VmallocTotal: 581632 kB
VmallocUsed: 1624 kB
VmallocChunk: 580008 kB
Native Linux 2.6.26.x
Tested with Debian, too.
Yup, this is a Kindle 3... :-)
Posted on 17 Nov 2011, 23:46 by Aitch
Barry, sorry, can't help with translations, but I did find Info about Pi-VMs
And the Arm board Wiki
Posted on 5 Oct 2012, 5:29 by WSCarl
Arming with Puppy
it would it install PARM on SYLVANIA SYNET7WIC 800MHz 7" 512MB Memory 2GB flash SSD Netbook Newwegg $46.99USD free shipping. I would gladly send you One if you think it possible and post the how to.