Because I need to adopt a complete solution for my own needs. For example: I have all the open source documentation for the chip itself and the video DIPS, but I don't have the eeprom binaries. I have to look after how to replace the R8 soic with A13.
My design goals are:
-I want to remove the TRRS jack, I don,t need composite video.
-Remove USB sockets and replace with a third pin header
-I need VGA so I want to place a decent VDAC to the board (for example Analog devices ADV7125)
-Remove the Barrel socket.
-Manufacturing in small quantities for my own needs LESS than 6 months
Re-designing a current product and transform it to a practical and useful solution is much easier (for me) if I have a sample device. 6 months ago I was planned to use chip(s) to my product(s) with a custom dip(shield, expansion? whatever), but now (after half years of waiting) that's not gonna happen.