LinuxDevices: Chip Startup Adopts Linux, Open Cores for PMPs, DTV
Mar 04, 2006, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"A fabless semiconductor startup focused on 'multi-function
video processing chips' has adopted Linux and an open-source RISC
core. Vivace Semiconductor's roadmap, unveiled at a venture capital
event today in San Francisco, includes a VSP200 chip targeting
portable video players, and a VSP300 chip targeting high-definition
integrated digital TVs (DTVs).
"Both of Vivace's chips will run Linux 2.6 on a 'Vivid Media'
processor that integrates an OpenRISC 1200 core with a collection
of engines said to compress, decompress, and decrypt in parallel,
allowing multiple media functions to be executed on a single
silicon block rather than on different co-processors..."