[fpc-devel] Why is FPC so self-contained ?

Bernd Mueller mueller.b at gmx.net
Tue Nov 4 12:54:44 CET 2008

Marco van de Voort wrote:
> In our previous episode, Bernd Mueller said:
>> Marco van de Voort wrote:
>>> So the main reason for using HW as much as possible is to keep the actual uc
>>> free as much as possible for other tasks. 
>> yes, this is why I consider to use an ARM7 controller "in front of" an 
>> ARM9 (Linux) controller, although the ARM9 should have the power to 
>> handle my realtime stuff.
> Can't you simply get an ARM with some of the relevant hardware integrated?

the ARM9 has most of the relevant hardware integrated. The unknown 
factor for me is to deal with Linux (which is required for the project). 
Writing kernel driver (at DMA/interrupt level) is certainly doable, but 
I fear the problems I could get with this approach since I am relatively 
new to ARM-Linux. If things go well, I still can later remove the ARM7.

Regards, Bernd.

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