EE380 Computer Systems Colloquium

Topic: 
$9 Computer Architecture: The Chips That Make C.H.I.P., C.H.I.P.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Venue: 
Gates B03
Speaker: 
Dave Rauchwerk (Next Thing Co.)
Abstract / Description: 

Features: 1GHz ARM Cortex A8, 512MB RAM, 4GB NAND Flash, WiFi, Bluetooth.

Completely open source.

This talk will provide a technical overview of the hardware and software system architecture of the world's first $9 computer.

Bio:

Dave Rauchwerk is the founder, along with Gustavo Huber and Thomas Deckert, of the Oakland (California) based start-up, Next Thing Co.. Dave and his partners saw the need for a powerful but inexpensive processor, designed C.H.I.P., did a Kickstarter, raised over $2M, and took the design to production.