v7 Arm cortex A8/Neon 128bit SIMD Freescale i.MX51
Such things... #
Posted Wednesday 10th November 2010 10:06 GMT
... already exist, but they are either outrageously expensive (aimed at development and prototyping of systems):
or are not available in small quantities at a same price:"
Gordan, your not looking hard enough mate, theres more than a single Arm vendor you know, and there already is a low yield (as in the price can come down a LOT with scale) v7 Arm cortex A8/Neon 128bit SIMD Freescale i.MX51running at 800MHz, available in single quality's.
that's the Genesi Efika single core A8 in both box ($200) and laptop ($300) form for developers AND enthusiast/Mod Builder alike right now for instance.
see the youtube video's
"OpenVG hardware acceleration by Freescale"
OpenVG overlayed on top of OpenGL 2 seems like a very nice flash scripting replacement If someone writes the code to use them in a generic video app using FFmpeg etc.
"Microsoft Word on ARM Powered Laptop using Genesi and Citrix solutions"
very cool for a cheap developer/enthusiast kit on the face of it, that ORA boot firmware sounds interesting as you dont need an expansive/expensive BSP
they are actually the one's getting and initially supporting for the long time now the actual full Arm Linux porting of different distro's too as they did with the PPC linux before that, Plus OC there's already QNX RTP6 (the RIM OS now) ported to it for long time now , AROS and google OS along side the usual full Linux distro's.