Where can one find information on how to put together a minimal linux bootable board based on the cortex A family (like the beagleboard)? Programming information is plentyfull, but hardware knowledge appear more arcane. I'm especially curious about:
- What external components are needed and why.
- Why dev boards seems to end up around 200$, even though I could get an omap3517 for 15$?
- What kind of equipment is needed to create prototypes around a chip such as the omap3517?