To avoid too many misunderstandings please understand I have no background in processor programming apart from basic Arduino usage as a hobby. Programming in C++, perl, python and php have been my areas of expertise.
My pilot project is to create a device that has a webcam, wifi and microphone connected to it. The audio and video streams will happen via wifi to a pc. Yes, it sounds like a surveillance unit which it pretty much is. I cannot buy a standard surveillance unit as it needs re-programming to make it function as needed.
The unit will be powered by battery and solar power (if possible, should be) so lowest power usage is a want.
I have been looking at the Cortex processors and with my basic understanding, the A5 seems as a good choice to cater for low price and sufficient power to drive the audio, video and the streaming of these via the wifi.
There is a possibility that in the future, a SIM card unit may be added to send SMSes but this is not a vital requirement at present.
As professionals, would you recommend this processor or perhaps another one?
Thanks for your help.
This post has been edited by temba: 06 June 2011 - 09:43 AM