We're doing the i.MX515 first
But, if Pegatron is going to build products around the i-MX515, what will Genesi do? Another product that is the same? Or Genesi's role is to aid in development? Can't Pegatron do that themselves?
the MPC8610 project is on a back burner
Which, in this so fast changing industry, sounds much like "abandoned". It's a pity, with the recent appeareance of the "Redtail" board, the only
MPC8610 based computer (that I know of) which is not
a development board. Well, it actualy is...
we did an ARM reference design last year
True, but it wasn't much "advertised". Many folks haven't noticed. There's been a lot
of talk about the 8610 and 5121e, and almost none for the ARM.
It doesn't matter what processor it is, the key is that it's low power, and highly efficient.
Of course. As long as your favourite software runs, you no longer care about the CPU technology. I guess that us MorphOS lovers do have a problem. Not that it matters much to the world, but we are again without fresh hardware. But it's nobody's fault.
We're involved in this exactly because of our work with the MPC5121e (bplan put a lot of effort into software development and drivers here for AXE and MBX)
I hope you can save as much work done as you can. To what extent one can say that an i.MX515 is a MPC5121e, but with an ARM core?
There is nothing new under the sun here; work on one project leads to another, and integrates efforts put into other projects, which may have produced products on the store, or may not.
Granted, that's life.
Development on Aura has been ongoing and released on the Toshiba board.
The word "Aura" hasn't been mentioned since eons ago. See? That's why this "new plan" takes people by surprise.
Anyway, I hope you the best of luck with this new endeavour. I would prefer Genesi and bplan developing the end user product instead of Pegatron, but I suppose they are more than capable of doing so.