Originally Posted by gulliver
The Natami team doesnt even have a complete working prototype yet
They had one a couple of years ago based on a modified C-One board combined with having had the ability to test the majority of the design on FPGA dev boards. The LX board they were bringing up last autumn was designed based on the lessons from that, and was used to verify the design and start integrating the FPGA cores on the real hardware. The MX board is a further refinement and hoped to be the final production board unless they run into any major show stoppers.
You might be right about the timeframe given that this is a part time project for everyone involved, but it's not like the MX board is their first hardware iteration.