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2005-12-09, 04:01
Dear Slim Devices,

I'm wondering about buying one of the squeezeboxes. However I have some questions first:
- What os does it run ? Linux, VxWorks, homegrown or other ?
- What CPU does it have ?
- How much memory/flash ?
- Does it have jtag/console ?

I know there is a lot you can extend via the server. But I would like to be able to do changes on the device itself as well.

Best regards,

2005-12-09, 08:17
Whilst the server is GPL, the firmware is closed for a variety of reasons, hence changes on the device itself aren't possible. However, as you may guess from the name ("Slim" devices) there really isn't much going on inside the unit itself. Pretty much everything (including screen display etc) is controlled from the server - hence there's a lot you can do with plugins.

2005-12-09, 09:54
The hardware specs are as follows (from http://www.slimdevices.com/pi_specs.html):

- 250 MHz 8-way multithreaded RISC processor
- "Pure software" SlimDSP™ architecture
- Field-upgradeable Xilinx CPLD
- 64Mb high-speed RAM
- 16Mb program flash
- Low-power design, all solid-state, fanless

But as radish said, most functionality is in the server. For modifications you will want to concentrate on the server part anyway.