GreenArrays has announced an OEM partnership with SchmartBoard. The GreenArrays GA144 chip is a powerhouse piece of silicon. According to M. Simon of EDN: "GreenArrays, the makers of the GA144 chip, announces an OEM partnership with Schmart Board that will allow hobbyists and experimenters to get in on the fun provided by playing around with a chip with 144 cores that can do around 90 billion instructions per second at a total power of under one watt (typical) while running at full clip and which only uses about 14 microwatts when everything is idle. The cores do their work at 1.5 nanoseconds per instruction when operating and automatically idle when their work is done."
The issue in experiementing and prototyping this IC is that an 88 lead, .4mm QFN is difficult to physically solder. Enter SchmartBoard to the rescue and a match made in Silicon Heaven. GreenArrays has done a fantastic job in docuementing how to best use the Schmartboard 202-0048-01 with the GA144.
SchmartBoard plans to give away a board and chip combo every week in October and November. More to come on that later.