Pandaboard vs Mini6410

Has anyone got any experience with Pandaboard? The spec is incrediblily
good. Dual core Cortex A9, 1GB SDRAM, 1GHz system clock. It is very
tempting. Any comments?

Ann R. (Russia)
It doesn't have a NAND-flash chip. You need to boot from slow SD-card or
something like that. That's not good

I don't really mind for a slow start-up. When running xubuntu on mini6410,
it takes minutes to bootup. Having bootup, the response to key-touch is
also slow. 
Pandaboard comes with dual core context A9, it is practically a full-blown
device. You can use for development or for your pleasure.

Here is the test results

I know FriendlyARM should release a board based on Cortex A8 S5PV210, the
mini210 this month. I don't know the specification nor the exact date it
will be available...

Ann R. (Russia)
Hope the price will be good

Any links to advertising material?

Here is a real dev board:

using the processor you mentioned.

I have seen this board a few days ago. I think FriendlyARM's one will be a
kind of clone of this one. As we don't know the specs, we can only wait
until it will be sold.
All the information I have comes from I asked the specs
but the only answer I got was something like "it will be released next
month" (I sent the mail in august)

I have informed the S/W guys as we want to move to ARM8/ARM9 for a new


Personally, I feel that booting from USB rather than internal NAND is not a
bad idea. Depend on what you do and want, booting from USB give the
limitless space of storage. You could put the entire ubuntu 11.04 in it,
yet it still runs seamlessly because the dual Cortex A9 able to handle
them. For software hacking, this is just perfect.

However, if you need the final device to run from NAND, you would need to
add that in by redesigning the board. i believe IT would be happy to help


Took a look at the   KIT S5PV210. It has only 256MB of NAND Flash. Only
single core Cortex A8 comparing to dual core Cortex A9. With only 256MB, it
is probably going toward the least or none NAND Flash approach as it keeps
the cost down and booting/loading the kernel/rootfs/application from USB/SD
card. The same principle used by PandaBoarrd.