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Can I desolder the Tegra 3 in my MCU1 and solder in a later version?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by teslick2, Oct 26, 2019.

  1. teslick2

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    Calling all engineering folks -

    The title says it all. Does anyone know if it is possible to desolder the Tegra 3 in an MCU1 and drop in a later Tegra chip? Does anyone know if they are pin/power compatible?
     
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    No. Even if you somehow matched the pinouts, the software will not be compatible.
     
  3. Akikiki

    Akikiki A'-Lo-HA ! y'all

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    PLEASE Let us know how that works out.
     
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    Ah. So the android build doesn’t include instruction sets for other processors? Guess it makes sense to slim down the software build.

    still a bummer.
     
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    Android?
     
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    I was under the impression the os was a derivative of android or Linux.
     
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    Android runs on Linux, but our cars run Linux without Android.
     
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    From everything I've read on the internet Tesla doesn't run Android, they use embedded Linux. Embedded world is not like a PC world where Windows or Linux come with many drivers for different chipsets and automatically detect on boot which ones should be loaded - in embedded you build your OS and drivers specifically for the hardware you are running it on.
     
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