Need Comments on Freescale i.MX51 kit with Android BSP

Started by Like2Learn January 9, 2011
I would like to develop an embedded device for monitoring environment
parameters and send data to server via the Internet. It is not a
wireless application, and it is not a smart phone application. Is
Android also a good solution for
embedded device, what do you think? Is it a good experience for you to
develop applications with Android?

I have some experience with WindRiver Workbench and Eclipse before.
How is the Android's IDE/Tools (guess it is Eclipse/ADT) compared to
WindRiver Workbench? Which is a better choice for the firmware
developers (easier to debug, easier to use, etc.)?

I also hear Freescale now provides i.MX51 kit with Android BSP, any
comments on it? Has anybody tried it yet? How do you like it?

If I have to choose between Freescale i.MX51 kit with Android BSP, and
Freescale i.MX25 kit with Freescale Linux BSP, which seems better
(higher performance, quicker to the market, lower BOM cost etc.)?

Any comment is highly appreciated. Thank you!
2011-01-09 05:52, Like2Learn skrev:
> I would like to develop an embedded device for monitoring environment > parameters and send data to server via the Internet. It is not a > wireless application, and it is not a smart phone application. Is > Android also a good solution for > embedded device, what do you think? Is it a good experience for you to > develop applications with Android? > > I have some experience with WindRiver Workbench and Eclipse before. > How is the Android's IDE/Tools (guess it is Eclipse/ADT) compared to > WindRiver Workbench? Which is a better choice for the firmware > developers (easier to debug, easier to use, etc.)? > > I also hear Freescale now provides i.MX51 kit with Android BSP, any > comments on it? Has anybody tried it yet? How do you like it? > > If I have to choose between Freescale i.MX51 kit with Android BSP, and > Freescale i.MX25 kit with Freescale Linux BSP, which seems better > (higher performance, quicker to the market, lower BOM cost etc.)? > > Any comment is highly appreciated. Thank you!
Seems overkill to do this with Linux/Android. You can probably get this running with a flash based 32 bit micro with 512 kB flash and 64-128 kB SRAM. There is an example project for the AT32UC3A0512, which seems to do most things you are looking for. Best Regards Ulf Samuelsson