Linux - Can XBMC be ported on the Broadcom CPU?

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london Offline
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I would be grateful if anyone answered.

http://www.broadcom.com/products/Satelli...ns/BCM7356
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fns76 Offline
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Now its time to ask again. The first STB with this Chipset and OpenGL ES 2.0 and 1.3Ghz is availible. This have more power then raspberry pi

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The technical Data:

Code:
Hersteller              GigaBlue
Modell                  Quad
Architektur            MIPS
CPU                     BCM7346B2
SoC                      40-nm
Taktung in Mhz      1.300
Cores                    2
OpenGL ES           2.0
Smartcard Reader  1
Common Interface  2
Tuner wechselbar   Ja(2xT+C)
Tuner                    2x(fix DVB-S), 2xDVB-S/C/T
Nand Flash           512 MB
DDR Memory        1024 MB
Festplatte Intern    1 x SATA 2,5“
e-SATA                1
USB 2.0 vorne       1
USB 2.0 hinten      2
LAN                      100MBit
HDMI                    Ja
SCART                  -
S/PDIF (optical)     Ja
RS-232                 Ja
Anzeige                 LCD
Netzteil                  Extern

source: AFF Hardware Table

The box looks like that:

[Image: giga_quad_klein.jpg]
(This post was last modified: 2013-04-08 19:56 by fns76.)
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Robotica Offline
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davilla worked for broadcom. Ask him..
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davilla Offline
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nope, not being worked on at the moment.

EDIT: and I worked with Broadcom, not for them, there is a difference Smile


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fns76 Offline
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There is a secound Box with OpenGL 2.0 Support, its the ET-4000 [Image: c.gif]

source: AFF Hardware Table
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fns76 Offline
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The next Box is the VU+ Solo2 with OpenGL 2.0 Support.

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fns76 Offline
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Now you can find other boxes with the needed support:

Xtrend/ET 4000 [Image: c.gif]
XPX 1000
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I would make a guess that these boxes have a tightly locked down OS and hardware, and don't have the level of adoption for someone to put effort into hacking the hardware.

I suspect that the next version of the Raspberry Pi, like the Roku 3, will be based on this family of SOC's, which means open hardware and drivers.

If you want to start hacking this thing, please do.
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The OS is Opensource, only the driver are closed source. You can find a Build enviorment for Engima2 for this kind of boxes on openaaf.com, but i'am only a java developer and i have no idea about hardware hacking and c / c++ Sad otherwise i can do anything on this boxes.
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@ Davilla, you're a legend here so I ask...

With the VU+ Duo 2 about to be released that features Open GL ES 2.0,

is it even possible to port XBMC to these new type STB's Confused
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if possible, who can I 'sponsor' with a box to do it?? :-)

peace
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Ned Scott Offline
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I don't know the answer to that, but remember, there's a big difference between what is possible and what is practical ;)

You can make easy links to the XBMC wiki using double brackets around words: [[debug log]] = debug log, [[Add-on:YouTube]] = Add-on:YouTube, [[Adding videos to the library]] = Adding videos to the library, [[userdata]] = userdata, etc
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davilla Offline
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(2013-06-27 02:49)xdoktor Wrote:  @ Davilla, you're a legend here so I ask...

With the VU+ Duo 2 about to be released that features Open GL ES 2.0,

is it even possible to port XBMC to these new type STB's Confused
&
if possible, who can I 'sponsor' with a box to do it?? :-)

peace
Dok

While it might have all the bits xbmc needs, you also have to think if the API's are present that you can compile against. Otherwise, it just becomes too difficult to attempt and is impractical.


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(2013-01-05 18:33)fns76 Wrote:  The next Box is the VU+ Solo2 with OpenGL 2.0 Support.

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The Duo2+ has the BCM7425 which supports OpenGL 2.0, seems a good candidate.
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