Hi Chris

The OMAP37xx-based Overo STORM COMs deliver higher performance at the same price while using less power than the equivalent OMAP35xx-based Overo COM. See the Overo Roadmap for more information.

eg Overo FireSTORM COM vs Overo Fire COM.

Gumstix recommends use of the Overo STORM COMs over the Overo COMs due to the improved price/performance and lower power consumption.

Most engineers have reported that their transition from an Overo COM to an Overo STORM COM was an easy task to accomplish. A few have reported challenges and decided to continue using an OMAP35xx-based Overo COM.

Those in our Gumstix community who have made this transition may be able to provide further insight into their individual experiences.


Don Anderson
@ Gumstix
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On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 7:22 AM, Chris Cotton <Cottons_Box@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
We have been using the Overo Fire COM for a couple of years now.  While browsing the Gumstix website I noticed the following message on the page for the FireSTORM COM:

"Special Note: Gumstix recommends the DM3730-powered Overo FireSTORM COM to customers considering or using the Overo Fire COM."

Is this an indication that the OMAP3530 - based COMs are going to be phased out in the near future, or just advice that we should try the new COM because it is faster / lower power etc.?  If it's the former, should we be preparing to migrate our code to the newer processor?  We are using the C64x DSP on the OMAP3530; how hard is is to migrate TI DSP-link based code to the new DSP core?

All advice welcome.

Thanks,
Chris Cotton.



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