CPU choice for YA

Ron K. Jeffries rjeffries at gmail.com
Wed Mar 9 18:37:28 EST 2011

Milkymist SOC is an interesting even revolutionary concept and early
product. But for a number of reasons an FPGA is not currently a viable
technology for a small pocketable computer with great battery life.

Once Milkymist matures to the point that it can form the architectural basis
for creating an ASIC SOC with competitive processing power to an Ingenic
4760 (as a lower bound) then everything changes.

IMO that will be well beyond the time we need Ya. (about 12 months from
Ron K. Jeffries

On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 12:07, Bas Wijnen <wijnen at debian.org> wrote:

> Op 09-03-11 14:13, Wolfgang Spraul schreef:
> > When comparing the 4755 and 4760, I wouldn't know why not to
> > choose the 4760 right away, after it has matured a bit more.
> > DDR RAM and USB OTG are just two of the many good features
> > in 4760 (and not in 4755).
> I expect that you'll want to move to the MilkyMist eventually. Is that
> so far away that it's worth to change to a new temporary CPU for the Ya?
> > BTW - semi-related - Ingenic has recently started to publish
> > the full programmer's manuals for all their chips, including
> > 4755 and 4760, without NDA
> > ftp://ftp.ingenic.cn/2soc
> That's great news! I want the 4730, so I can make Iris work properly on
> the Trendtac.[0] :-) Unfortunately their server seems down now, but I
> suppose it will be up at some point. :-)
> Thanks,
> Bas
> [0] In case you're wondering what's happening to Iris, I've decided to
> work on projects one at a time now. Iris is not on the top of the list,
> which means I don't work on it at all currently. However, when it is at
> the top of the list, I'll be spending a lot of time on it, and it should
> improve real fast. I expect this to happen later this year.
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