Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
New PC Accessories For Windows 10
Xbox Unveils New Game Lineup
Nero TuneItUp Gets Windows-based PCs Back In Shape
Seagate Micron Alliance Introduce New SAS Solid State Drive
SanDisk and SK Hynix Expanded IP and Commercial Relationship
WD and 20th Century Fox Partner to Offer 4K UHD Movies
Toshiba Announces Third Generation of Enterprise SAS SSDs, Starts Production Of 3D NAND
Xiaomi Has Reclaimed Top Spot in China, Huawei Pushes Ahead of Apple
Active Discussions
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > Mobiles > PiPhone...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, April 28, 2014
PiPhone - A Home-made Raspberry Pi Smartphone


Dave Hunt, an embedded Linux software engineer working with Irish company Emutex Ltd., has come with a home-made smartphone based around a Raspberry Pi.

The small device includes a parts list coming in at only $158. The PiPhone is built entirely from off-the-shelf kit, so there's no soldering required, and no fiddly electronics work.

It features a Sim900 GSM/GPRS module talking to the network; an on/off switch, a converter to make the LiPoly battery output 5 volts, and one of Adafruits tiny TFT monitors. You'll find a thorough writeup on Dave's website, with a parts list, although he hasn't uploaded the code, which he currently considers a bit hacky, to GitHub yet.



The Raspberry Pi is based on a BCM2835 System on a Chip (SoC), which was originally developed to do lots of media acceleration for mobile phones. Mobile phone media systems tend to follow behind desktop systems, but are far more energy efficient. You can see this efficiency at work in your Raspberry Pi: to decode H264 video on a standard Intel desktop processor requires GHz of processing capability, and many (30-40) Watts of power; whereas the BCM2835 on your Raspberry Pi can decode full 1080p30 video at a clock rate of 250MHz, and only burn 200mW.




Previous
Next
Google's Self-driving Cars Are Mastering City Street Driving        All News        Microsoft And Partners To Offer Students Under-$300 Devices
New Samsung to Galaxy S5 Prime Coming This June: report     Mobiles News      Group video Calls on Skype Now Free on Windows desktop, Xbox One and Macs

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Raspberry Pi 2 Is Faster, Supports Windows 10
New Raspberry Pi Model Now On Sale
New Raspberry Pi Model Offers More Ports And Power
Raspberry Pi Ro Introduce New Compute Module For Industrial Use
Raspberry Pi celebrates 1.75 Million Sales
Google To Offer U.K. Schools Raspberry Pi Microcomputers

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .