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EE Times: Axis hitches its 32-bit RISC chip to Linux

Jul 07, 2001, 16:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Clarke)

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"A modestly performing 32-bit RISC processor with a pedigree dating back to the early 1990s is quietly gaining momentum in the marketplace, having hitched its star to the Linux platform."

"Open-source Linux has edged out proprietary flavors of Unix and Windows NT in a number of applications, particularly in LANs and Internet servers. The 100LX is Axis' sixth-generation Etrax."

"Linux support gives Etrax access to a wealth of development tools and development experts. And because many of the established RISC architectures are focused on delivery in the form of intellectual property to large OEMs' system-on-chip developers, Mauritsson said, they may not be available to small companies that just want to buy a handful of chips."

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