"What makes you say that the Iyonix will never get any faster?"
Those blobs of solder which fix the processor to the mother-board, perhaps.
Castle claim that mounting the processor on the motherboard was necessary for reasons of reliability. They say that track lengths have to be matched within very tight tolerances and that a socket would introduce impedance problems.
If MD intend to supply an XScale as an upgrade, it will presumably have to be on a daughter board.
It will be interesting to see who is right.
I imagine that speed upgrades on the Iyonix would have to be through motherboard replacement. This would, of course, allow other enhancements to be made at the same time.
RISC OS South West 2009 show confirmed RISCOS Ltd has this evening revealed it will hold a show at the
Webbington Hotel, Somerset, in the south west of the UK on Saturday,
February 21, next year. The event will be open from 10am to 3.30pm and
include a number of presentations by companies and organisations.
Admission will be free. To book a stand, contact ROL's Paul Middleton
on 02920 619942 or by email.
3 comments, latest by martin on 27/11/08 8:23PM. Published: 26 Nov 2008