New brain

The last two years our robots were running on a 600 MHz PXA270 (XScale) processor, which we quickly got to its limit. With CPU load at 100%, new functionality was always difficult to add. So for 2011 we decided to add a new brain to our robot and thanks to ISEE we now have the new hardware here and will deploy it very soon.

The new board features a DM3730 processor running at a speed of 1 GHz. First measurements indicate a huge performance gain compared to our previous equipment and with everything integrated on the board, we hope to increase overall stability during games.

IGEPv2 RC board

We already have a few ideas what to do with this additional power. Stay tuned.

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