cpu-speed limitations

Yorick Moko yorickmoko at gmail.com
Tue Aug 5 14:10:24 CEST 2008

I guess it could even prevent car gps-navigation
because displaying the map + speed and using text2speech would
probable give some problems

There just hast to be someone in the community that can persuade them
to give him/her the docs...
Openmoko could give some employees of smedia a FreeRunner :)

On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 1:55 PM, Alex Kavanagh <alex at ajkavanagh.co.uk> wrote:
> Andy Green wrote, On 05/08/08 11:05:
>> Somebody in the thread at some point said:
>> | sluggish and should be adequate given the task at hand. What is the deal
>> | with Glamo? Do we have - or will we ever have - meaningful graphics
>> | acceleration for the Freerunner, given that this Glamo appears to be
>> | handicapped by a bus that is not only slow to start with, but also
>> shared?
>> We didn't get to the end of meddling with the Glamo yet, but what we got
>> is what we got so far.  The biggest handicap by far for that chip is we
>> can't share the documentation.
>> If we could, I bet there are people who would jump in and do stuff like
>> use one of the OpenRisc CPUs that are on the die to do all kinds of
>> effects in local Glamo memory.  There is quite a bit of firepower in
>> there we don't have resources to get working internally that can help
>> hide the weakness of the external bus interface.
> That kind of sucks doesn't it.  That there is a processor on the chip
> that could do, say, scrolling independently of the main processor and we
> aren't allowed to know how to do it.  I'm sure it's a great chip, but if
> we can't drive it in interesting ways:
> a) it means that Glamo doesn't look very good.
> b) developers will think that Glamo isn't very good and will ask for
> something else.
> Does this scenario work well for S Media?
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> Alex.
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