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Hello, everyone! well, it's my pleasure to talk about the new chip: we have been working 24/7 testing the new chip. so far so good, except for a couple of bugs, which are immaterial. it will be sent for reliability testing next week. The overall architecture of the chip had been totally changed since ESP8266, and we are kind of relieved that it works. So if the Russian guys are decapping the chip again, it will look somewhat different. Hehe. *:_p And performance has been bumped up quite a bit! We are going to have 100Mbps sustained throughput, and EMMC interface as well. There is a lot more RAM, to go with that data rate. The same 7 external component BOM is still possible, and maybe less. We measured about 400DMIPS on the new chip. WiFi uses less than 30DMIPS. I have no idea yet what the Hackers/Makers/Developers are going to do with that 370DMIPS and 100Mbps of data... We haven't tested the low power portion yet, because of a bug, but it will be fixed in a couple of days, but we have seen hints that it can be very very low power. Low power chip design, unfortunately is sometimes, more like art than science; a lot of things are beyond simulation and models. there is going to be a temperature sensor as well, but when WiFi transmits, it increases the temperature by at least 20°C. So... What else have i left out? I need to catch some sleep...
we are kind of relieved that it works
hm, sounds «promising»
if the Russian guys are decapping the chip again,
what did he mean?