Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman)
raster at openmoko.org
Tue Jul 8 14:19:58 CEST 2008
On Tue, 8 Jul 2008 13:18:30 +0200 Jay Vaughan <jayv at synth.net> babbled:
> > BUT... the idea of a 2nd arm with some shared memory interface
> > pressed into
> > service as a "general purpose accelerator" (could do anything from
> > graphics to
> > video decode to audio playback, or anything else you can think of)
> > would be a
> > great idea - but it's something to mull about for the future.
> Was my favourite feature of the GP2X .. nothing quite like having
> another ARM core around to do some nice deeds with while the main core
> sustains the OS needed for the User to be happy ..
> /me off to find multi-core ARM SOC's for future reference.
the already exist. in fact most soc's are multi-core, just multi-SPECIFIC-cores
eg, 1 arm core, 1 gfxcore, etc. ... some also throw in a dsp core etc.
Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) <raster at openmoko.org>
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