MCS in ARM architecture

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MCS in ARM architecture

Postby Valdas » Tuesday 8. January 2013, 13:13

Hello,

I can run MCS successfully in my Linux which runs on Intel CPU. Can I run MCS software in Linux which runs on ARM CPU's for example in DreamPlug or Raspberry Pi (purpose: low battery drain in Field measurements)? If not, is this feature planned?
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Re: MCS in ARM architecture

Postby mm_dev » Tuesday 8. January 2013, 15:42

The MCS is currently not available for ARM architectures, as the performance on those platforms in our testing wasn't sufficient for any real usage. Esp. the Raspberry would suffer from poor floating point performance. And if performance would be adequate the energy consumption would likely be on levels similar to x86 platforms.
Also the multitude in different and incompatible ARM platforms makes it tricky to support, so I don't think MCS on ARM is a realistic option. More likely could be a simplified application for Android or a SDK version for ARM, but there are currently no definite plans about that.
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Re: MCS in ARM architecture

Postby Zhepalo » Friday 1. November 2013, 07:42

Hi! I very very nedd android version MCS. A lot of portable table PC work with Android OS, so for more usefull Spectran HF and NF you may do android version MCS. Maybe not full version - Settings, results, Spertrum - thats all!!! Plaese, It's very need. I have two spectrun and I don't want buy Windows Table PC!!! Help me . please!!! Zhepaloandrey@yandex.ru (from Ukraine)
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Re: MCS in ARM architecture

Postby mm_dev » Monday 4. November 2013, 08:26

Sorry, but there won't be a MCS version for Android/Tablets. The user interface simply isn't suitable for a touch based device (in addition to technical issues).
A new software for Android might be possible, but that would require a lot more time (several months at least).
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