I was super excited the first time I found a new Chromebook’s code name in the chromium source and blogged about it. But chromebook boards spotting has become very common these days. Google seems to be testing a lot of boards these days and not all of them make it to a real Chromebook.
But this one is little different. Read on!
I spotted a new board today. By the looks of it, it is a Haswell based board named Bolt. A lot of code is available here if you are a core hardware person.
There is a file named haswell in the commit which is why I said this is haswell based board. Another thing I noted is the RAM. The device has 4GB RAM.
But the interesting thing is, there are three different memory manufacturers mention in three different files named after them. I see
I am not sure if this is normal. I am hoping that developer friends around here can help me with this one.
The touchscreen part is also a hit or miss for me. Here is what I found in the code.
|len += smbios_write_type41(||173|
|» » current, handle,||174|
|» » BOARD_TOUCHSCREEN_NAME,» » /* name */||175|
|» » BOARD_TOUCHSCREEN_IRQ,» » /* instance */||176|
|» » BOARD_TOUCHSCREEN_I2C_BUS,» /* segment */||177|
|» » BOARD_TOUCHSCREEN_I2C_ADDR,» /* bus */||178|
|» » 0,» » » » /* device */||179|
|» » 0);» » » » /* function */||180|
This is from the file named “mainboard”.
So, in total, this is an exciting board to follow. Stay tuned!!
PS: It is interesting to note that all the latest Chromebooks boards that I have spotted have Haswell processors.