polossatik at gmail.com
Sat Jan 16 13:19:57 EST 2010
Just something I noticed on the www.opencores.org website:
not sure what this (closed source AFAIK) env is doing on an "open"
site, anyone heard of sigasi before?
On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 5:38 PM, Richard Sharpe
<realrichardsharpe at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 5:37 AM, cristian paul peñaranda rojas
> <paul at kristianpaul.org> wrote:
>> On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 12:57:14AM -0500, Wolfgang Spraul wrote:
>>> > What are the goals?
>>> > Move the OpenRisc may be? :D
>>> Actually we looked at OpenRISC/OpenCores a lot, and bottom line we think it's
>>> a failure. Their big idea was to license IC designs under LGPL (notice the
>>> 'L'), and when companies produce those chips they would add proprietary IP to
>>> sell the chip. Of course the resulting chips (for example from Beyond
>>> Semiconductor, www.beyondsemi.com) were then still proprietary chips only
>>> available from one manufacturer, so why not take the much more powerful ARM
>>> or MIPS cores from established semiconductors right away...
>> established semiconductors but still using propietary IP isnt?
>>> No idea who thought this could ever work.
> I think the folks at Jennic have used OpenRISC for their Zigbee/802.14 chip.
> Richard Sharpe
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