Difference between revisions of "LeapPad Explorer"

From eLinux.org
Jump to: navigation, search
(Technical Information)
(16 intermediate revisions by 4 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
 +
'''This device is part of the [[LeapFrog_Pollux_Platform | LeapFrog Pollux Platform]], it's recommended to start there for general information.'''
 
[[image:Leappad_explorer_promo.jpg|right|350px|thumb|The Leappad Explorer (Leapfrog Enterprises)]]
 
[[image:Leappad_explorer_promo.jpg|right|350px|thumb|The Leappad Explorer (Leapfrog Enterprises)]]
  
 +
== Platform ==
 +
[[LeapFrog_Pollux_Platform | LeapFrog Pollux Platform]]
 +
 +
The LeapPad Explorer is part of 3 different devices that all share a common hardware platform, based around the [[Pollux]] SoC. The platform page contains information generic across these devices, and it is recommended that you refer to that page as it is a good starting point to understanding the LeapPad Explorer, and contains some basic How To's and Tutorials to get you started.
  
 
== Project Summary ==
 
== Project Summary ==
The Leappad Explorer (like its predecessor the [[Didj|Didj]] and [[Leapster_Explorer|Leapster_Explorer]]) is a toy produced by Leapfrog marketed as an educational handheld gaming console for kids aged 4-9. Although it has a proprietary graphical front end, it runs a generic Linux distribution on the same ARM9-based processor as the Didj and Explorer. It also has built in accellerometer and camera, along with a bigger touch screen, also hints about an internal rumble pack of some kind in the latest source code.
+
The LeapPad Explorer (like the [[Didj|Didj]] and [[Leapster_Explorer|Leapster Explorer]]) is a toy produced by Leapfrog marketed as an educational handheld gaming console for kids aged 4-9. Although it has a proprietary graphical front end, it runs a generic Linux distribution on the same ARM9-based processor as the Didj and Explorer. It also has built in accellerometer, camera, and microphone, along with a bigger touch screen.  There are also hints of an internal rumble pack of some kind in the latest source code.
  
 
== Source Code ==
 
== Source Code ==
[[Leapfrog_Source_Code| Source Code]]
+
[[LeapFrog_Pollux_Platform:_Source_Code#LeapPad| Source Code]]
  
 
== Tutorials/How To's ==
 
== Tutorials/How To's ==
  
 
== Technical Information ==
 
== Technical Information ==
====CPU====
 
* LeapFrog LF1000 branded version of the MagicEyes [[Pollux]] VF3520F [[media:pollux-datasheet.pdf|Datasheet]]
 
* ARM926ejs core
 
* Clocked at 393MHz
 
  
====RAM====
+
[[LeapFrog_Pollux_Platform:_DFTPdevice | DFTPdevice]]
  
 +
==== Details ====
 +
[[LeapFrog_Pollux_Platform:_Technical_Details | Technical Details]]
  
====Storage====
+
== Images ==
  
  
====Display====
+
<gallery perrow=5 caption="PCB Images">
 
+
File:LeapPad_Explorer_-_Teardown_-_LeapPad_Explorer_-_Mainboard_-_Front.jpg ‎|Scan of front side of LeapPad Explorer mainboard.
480x272 5" LCD
+
File:LeapPad_Explorer_-_Teardown_-_LeapPad_Explorer_-_Mainboard_-_Rear.jpg‎|Scan of back side of LeapPad Explorer mainboard.
 
+
File:LeapPad_Explorer_-_Teardown_-_LeapPad_Explorer_-_Mainboard_-_Desoldered.jpg|With CPU and cartridge socket desoldered - scan of back side of LeapPad Explorer mainboard.
==== Audio ====
+
</gallery>
 
+
1x Cirrus Logic [[media:CS43L22.pdf|CS43L22]] audio codec
+
 
+
or
+
 
+
1x lfp100 custom leapfrog Audio chip - not confirmed
+
 
+
====Networking support====
+
 
+
 
+
====Interface types====
+
 
+
 
+
====Physical connectors====
+
 
+
* Cartridge socket (providing NAND, SDIO and UART) ?
+
* Mini USB port
+
* DC Power
+
* Headphone
+
* charger socket
+
 
+
====Input devices====
+
 
+
buttons, Touchscreen/stylus
+
 
+
acellerometer
+
 
+
====Linux kernel====
+
 
+
2.6.31
+
 
+
====Misc====
+
 
+
Flash support (via Flash Lite for the Digital Home runtime)
+
 
+
OpenGL support
+
 
+
Onboard camera
+
 
+
Internal rumble motor - not confirmed
+
 
+
====DJHI Card Compatibility====
+
[[DJHI_Card_Compatibility | DJHI Card Compatibility]] - not confirmed
+
  
 
== Discussion ==
 
== Discussion ==
  
 
* [irc://chat.freenode.net/didj #Didj on Freenode IRC] [http://www.poxlib.org/irclogs/ Channel Logs]
 
* [irc://chat.freenode.net/didj #Didj on Freenode IRC] [http://www.poxlib.org/irclogs/ Channel Logs]
 +
 +
[[Category:LeapPad Explorer]]
 +
[[Category:LeapFrog Pollux Platform]]

Revision as of 16:42, 3 February 2012

This device is part of the LeapFrog Pollux Platform, it's recommended to start there for general information.

The Leappad Explorer (Leapfrog Enterprises)

Platform

LeapFrog Pollux Platform

The LeapPad Explorer is part of 3 different devices that all share a common hardware platform, based around the Pollux SoC. The platform page contains information generic across these devices, and it is recommended that you refer to that page as it is a good starting point to understanding the LeapPad Explorer, and contains some basic How To's and Tutorials to get you started.

Project Summary

The LeapPad Explorer (like the Didj and Leapster Explorer) is a toy produced by Leapfrog marketed as an educational handheld gaming console for kids aged 4-9. Although it has a proprietary graphical front end, it runs a generic Linux distribution on the same ARM9-based processor as the Didj and Explorer. It also has built in accellerometer, camera, and microphone, along with a bigger touch screen. There are also hints of an internal rumble pack of some kind in the latest source code.

Source Code

Source Code

Tutorials/How To's

Technical Information

DFTPdevice

Details

Technical Details

Images

Discussion