TI spins single chip for WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and FM
Ron K. Jeffries
rjeffries at gmail.com
Thu Feb 11 17:27:33 EST 2010
Milkymist certainly has GREAT promise. Time will tell how rich the
feature set will
be for open FPGA based designs.
In my opinion, there is also a huge opportunity for copyleft SYSTEMS
that incorporate commercial silicon. Nanonote is one good example.
Arduino is another, albeit it's a very simple system.
Likewise the proposed Swiss army Knife Card [SAKC] does have an FPGA,
but also incorporates a commercial processor. (In this case the same SOC
used by Nanonote).
The Open Pandora is a step in the right direction, although if I recall right
they have not fully opened the schematics. (yet?)
If Qi Hardware chooses to define "Copyleft" as excluding copyleft SYSTEMS
that incorporate commercial processors etc, it shrinks the available
audience and market dramatically
Copyleft FPGA is wonderful. So are copyleft systems.
May 1,000 flowers bloom
Ron K. Jeffries
On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 13:55, David Reyes Samblas Martinez
<david at tuxbrain.com> wrote:
> sorry, I have must said "producing" a full copyleft SoC :P
> I willing to se that milkymist one wonder :) and start the way of full
> free chips :)
> 2010/2/11 Sébastien Bourdeauducq <sebastien.bourdeauducq at lekernel.net>:
>> On Thursday 11 February 2010 21:17:35 David Reyes Samblas Martinez wrote:
>>> until we desing a full Copyleft SoC
>> We are indeed designing a full copyleft SoC
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