When I ordered this board, I thought it was the correct solution for
what I was trying to accomplish. My goal was to get a small embedded
board which I could use to control a robot I was looking at getting.
Some of my considerations were as follows:
It had to run QNX (either out of the box, or I could do the bsp for it)
I needed at least one rs-232 port (interface to the robot).
I needed some wireless network access.
I needed a usb port (for a camera).
It needed to run on 5v.
I thought I had all of the above in the rpx-lite that I got.
It runs QNX (well almost out of the box - see previous posts)
It has a pcmcia slot (which I figured I could use with my orinoco card)
It has a usb port (well two actually).
It runs on 5v.
However, I have run into the following:
Although the binaries appear to be included for the bsp (ipl-rpx-lite
and startup-rpx-lite), the sources are not included in the bsp packages
This would make my current startup problems easier to solve.
Although there is a pcmcia slot on the board, I will apparently have to
write my own version of devp-pccard for it (which of course is
undocumented - i.e… no ddk for that one).
Although there is usb hardware, again it apparently does this on the
chip and is not supported by devu-?hci - which means I will have to
figure that out if I want to use it. There is a ddk for usb, but it is
for the applications to talk to the devu-?hci resmgrs, not the resmgr
So what started off as a promising piece of hardware, has turned into a
little more work than I had expected. And potentially not even doable
without more direct support from QSS.