Is the NGW100 going to have a place in the market?

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Hi there,

There was a time in which the NGW100 was around 75$, a very competitive price for an embedded linux board. At that time atmel was involved in supporting linux for the ngw100. It seems that they are not that much into it. Now the ngw100 costs up to 200$

Other embedded linux platforms like the beagleboard, beaglebone or raspberry pi are very well supported and far cheaper (25$ for raspberry pi and 89$ for the beaglebone).

Do you think there is going to be a place in the market for the ngw100? What about the processor at32ap7000? It is marked as mature by atmel...

Cheers

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the ap7 series from Atmel is going to be dropped in the not so long future. So the ngw100 have probably no place in the market in the future.

Life's to short for waiting on slow CPU's

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... which leads me to wonder why Atmel bothered to go ahead with the release the NGW100 mkII -- an upgrade to the original NGW100 using the same AP7000 CPU with beefier peripherals. By the time the NGW100 mkII was released to distributors, the AP7000 series had already been marked as mature.

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@lfmorrison:

Maybe trying to get some use to the existing uC chips, which, otherwise, do not sell because of maturity