[Arm-netbook] [review] SoC proposal

lkcl luke luke.leighton at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 17:38:26 GMT 2012

On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 4:54 PM, Vladimir Pantelic <vladoman at gmail.com> wrote:

>>   tensilica wouldn't have sold over 1.5 billion licenses for their RISC
>> cores if it didn't do a decent job, eh?
> And these 1.5 billion cores are doing what?

 take a look at the list of licensees for tensilica technology.  it
includes qualcomm (atheros), amd, wolfson micro to name just 3.  they
also have a Base-band DSP so their RISC cores have ended up in mobile
phones as well as Base-Stations.  the base stations are where they
probably make one hell of a lot of money, putting in oh i dunno 200+
cores into a single device?  the VLIW stuff is where they save these
companies vast amounts of money on power because they can do the same
job as a faster CPU, at 1/3 of the clock rate, doing 3x the


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