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[News] Linux-hostile Broadcom System Supports Linux (Pig Flies)

  • Subject: [News] Linux-hostile Broadcom System Supports Linux (Pig Flies)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 08 Sep 2007 06:27:37 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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65nm "STB-on-a-chip" runs Linux

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| Broadcom is sampling a highly integrated system-on-chip (SoC) for cable, 
| satellite, and IP set-top boxes (STBs). Built on outsourced 65nm process 
| technology, the BCM7405 "STB-on-a-chip" is based on a 400MHz MIPS32/16e 
| processor core, runs Linux, and supports numerous video compression standards 
| as well as networked personal video recorder (PVR) functionality.    



Broadcom to Bring ARM Cortex-A8 to Powerful Videocore Mobile Multimedia
Product Line

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| In addition to its robust processing power, the Cortex-A8 processor is
| fully supported by the ARM RealView(R) Development Suite enabling OEMs
| to deliver rich content to Linux-based devices that fully exploit
| the high-performance Cortex-A8 processor with significantly reduced
| memory footprint. The ability to seamlessly build Linux application
| libraries with the compilation tools in the RealView Development
| Suite enables developers to maximize the performance of key elements 
| of their code base, ultimately providing end customers with highly
| responsive Linux devices that have an exceptionally long battery life.


Broadcom Demonstrates Linux OS Support on Its CellAirity Platform for Low
Cost Smartphone Handsets

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| Broadcom Corporation, a global leader in semiconductors for wired
| and wireless communications, today announced that it will
| demonstrate the flexibility of its cellular platform with a
| new reference design that can run powerful applications on the Linux
| operating system.


Broadcom samples one-chip HSDPA smartphone silicon

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| At 3GSM this week, Broadcom unveiled a smartphone SoC (system-on-chip)
| that integrates an HSPDA baseband modem with application, audio,
| and multimedia processors on a single monolithic chip. 


Broadcom Offers Linux BSP for Wi-Fi Phone Chipset

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| Broadcom has said that the Broadcom Wi-Fi phone chipset has been
| selected by Samsung for its new line of consumer and small business
| Wi-Fi phones.


Broadcom app processor targets Linux phones

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| The company offers a variety of Linux-based software and middleware for
| the chip... The BCM2820 is now sampling to early access customers, along
| with a development kit that includes a Linux BSP, a suite of multimedia
| codecs, and application software.


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