In my opinion, the CIS0 and CIS1 for cameras, TV-in are useful. If there is no such I/Os, this card is very similar to Mele A1000 (or A2000), Eaget H9 Media Player and other A10 based ones. There is also Jtag on the board inside the media player.
The media players are massive productions. It has everything such as power supply, case, remote etc.
If Rhombus board can not supply more functions or flexibilities, I think it won't be easy to compete with low cost media players.
It turns out that the STM32F is perfectly capable of handling VGA cameras in software,
with DMA transfers. In volumes of 10,000 the STM32F is available for $USD 2.36.
This is significantly less than the cost of an Audio IC, a Camera IC, and many other
discrete components. The total cost - in the small numbers such as 10,000 - of
the overhead for using this strategy is only around $6. This is a reasonable overhead
for the degree of flexibility of this environmentally-conscious approach. You may
choose to continue to purchase products that, if there is a single failure means
the entire product is landfill, should you so wish.
#Just a quick question here (nothing to do with above post), when is the estimated time for this product to be released? I have already put up an order under the order section at jeremiahyong. I was just wondering if US$50 is enough for one of these bad boys. - Jeremiah Yong (firstname.lastname@example.org)