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LinuxDevices: World's First Native-DSP Linux port?

Nov 07, 2003, 08:30 (6 Talkback[s])

"Start-up Softier claims to have produced the first usable implementation of Linux on a single-core digital signal processor (DSP). The company says its technology can perform real-time encoding/decoding of DVD quality video at 30 frames/second while simultaneously running standard Linux and standard Linux application software.

"In Q1, 2004, Softier will begin marketing its 'MediaLinux' and 'MediaLinux DSP Development Kit' for the Texas Instruments (TI) TMS320DM64x ("DM64x") line of DSPs. The company will demonstrate these products running on a DM642 DSP based evaluation board during the TI Developer Conference series in Europe next week..."

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