It isn't clear to me how these are 'better' than generic chips from the usual suspects?
Surely some off-the-shelf SoC will be cheaper?
Amazon is readying its own ARM-compatible processors to power home routers, Wi-Fi hotspots, and network-attached storage boxes. The Alpine system-on-chips were designed by Annapurna Labs, a fabless biz founded in 2011. It is based in San Jose, California, and Israel, and was bought by Amazon in early 2015 for about $350m. The …
I've always gone out and bought the latest fastest domestic routers and installed tomato on it, but the power has always been lacking. I have considered building my own out of a PC, but object to the power usage and build cost for this just to get basic things like decent VPN speed.
I hope this is a sign of a new era of non-shitty domestic routers.
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