LinuxDevices.com: Running Linux on low cost, low power, MMU-less processors
Aug 09, 2000, 02:41 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Not every embedded system needs high-end Pentium-PC
compatibility. In fact, of the nearly 2 billion microprocessors
fabricated each year, more than 80 percent go into embedded systems
with highly specialized functions."
"Embedded devices like web phones, programmable logic
controllers, and remote digital cameras often utilize "MMU-less"
processors to reduce both cost and power consumption. Although
these devices are very compact, low power, highly constrained in
terms of resources such as memory, and are often diskless, they can
still run Linux."
"This whitepaper briefly describes some of the technical issues
associated with creating MMU-less embedded devices under