TI spins single chip for WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and FM

Sébastien Bourdeauducq sebastien.bourdeauducq at lekernel.net
Thu Feb 11 18:02:12 EST 2010

On Thursday 11 February 2010 23:27:33 Ron K. Jeffries wrote:
> Copyleft FPGA is wonderful. So are copyleft systems.

Not so wonderful. The FPGA is still proprietary and requires proprietary 
design tools to generate its programming file. However, the same HDL code that 
is used to program the FPGA can be ported to manufacture an actual "hard" chip 
pretty easily (but again, as of today, using proprietary tools... argh!).

Copyleft HDL/logic designs are good, though :)


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