Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday July 18, 2012

A Closer Look At The Ouya Reference Board

John Gatt, long time friend of the [H] and all around nice guy, has taken a closer look at the Ouya reference board that powers the recently Kickstarted Android based game console.

I spent over ten years working with chipset developers and have a good understanding of product development. What was shown in the video is what is referred to as a reference board; a board designed by the chipset manufacturer to allow potential customers to develop projects without having to produce their own mainboard first. A reference board will usually have all the possible chipset options on it but will not include extra chips like high end audio chips from Creative, or wireless network chips, or even high end USB controllers. Reference boards are developed specifically for technology development of features related to the chipset.