[Soekris] Wimax and SBC's
Bao C. Ha
bao at hacom.net
Sun Nov 7 19:21:31 UTC 2004
On Sun, November 7, 2004 10:42 am, J Moore said:
> PowerPC: The processor of choice in the "embedded world'; in particular
> for military & industrial systems where strap-on fans just don't make
> it. But PPC software is in short supply - at least it's not nearly as
> common as x86 stuff. Maybe PPC makes sense for the future?
I don't think PPC is the choice in the "embedded world". It really depends
on what you are doing. Most wireless cards have an embedded ARM or
StrongARM core. Many commercial APs has, again StrongARM (XScale),
ARM, DragonBall, ColdFire, SH4, or even the IDT/Winchip x86. And the
PPC has so many options and choices! I have used the PPC and SH4
in the past, because their floating point capibilities are superb, especially
compared to the popular XScale.
Why is the PPC software in short supply? Don't we have cross-compiler
tools from gcc? It is just a recompilation!
Bao C. Ha
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