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[News] More Chips Target Linux - MIPS and ARM

  • Subject: [News] More Chips Target Linux - MIPS and ARM
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 05 Nov 2009 01:30:53 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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MIPS32 core optimized for Linux, Android

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| MIPS Technologies announced two new MIPS32 
| cores, including one that's optimized for 
| Linux. Both the M14K core and the M14Kc -- a 
| superset that incorporates Android-ready, 
| Linux/Java microcode -- support MIPS' 

| microMIPS instruction set architecture, 
| enabling 1.5 DMIPS/MHz performance and 
| advanced code compression that can reduce 
| code size by 35 percent, says the company.


Cortex-A8 SoC family gains automotive, industrial members

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| Freescale added four members to its ARM Cortex-
| A8 based i.MX51 family of system-on-chips 
| (SoCs), supported with a Linux BSP and 
| evaluation kit.



Linux still top embedded OS

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| In a new whitepaper on Linux in the embedded market, VDC researchers cite the
| following reasons for Linux's popularity:
|     * Licensing cost advantages
|     * Flexibility of source code access
|     * General familiarity
|     * Maturing ecosystem of applications and tools
|     * Growing developer experience with Linux as an embedded OS


Embedded Linux research report ships

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| EDC noted that some 40 percent of the survey's 500 respondents were targeting
| embedded Linux.
| [...]
| Also in the earlier reports, Andrews observed that the need for RTOS source
| code was "one of the reasons that proprietary RTOSes created in-house for a
| specific system have long been popular, and now it's a primary motivating
| factor in the adoption of Embedded Linux."
| The now completed survey results are said to include "expert analysis" from
| Ann Thryft, a 20-year industry veteran. The report includes chapters on
| platforms, processors, tools, languages, security, target devices, mobile
| development, and of course, Linux.

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