[fpc-devel] Blackfin support

Nataraj S Narayan natarajsn at gmail.com
Fri Jul 9 13:55:29 CEST 2010

Hi Michael

I too am planning to switch to 'sitara' AM3517 SBCs from at91sam9263.  Hope
there would be an effort to an fpc port to this board on linux-uclibc.



On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 5:19 PM, Michael Schnell <mschnell at lumino.de> wrote:

>  On 07/09/2010 01:22 PM, ik wrote:
> Does FPC capable of supporting blackfin<http://www.analog.com/en/embedded-processing-dsp/processors/index.html>(and others in it's family) CPU ?
> It seems that more and more embedded projects starting to use it.
> No.
> In fact I did a (quite low priority) research on how to port FPC to a new
> CPU such as NIOS and Blackfin and found that it of course is doable somehow.
> While NIOS seems to look more doable, as it's quite similar to MIPS (and
> ARM), Blackfin has a much more complex instruction set with a huge potential
> for low-level optimization. Thus I suppose Blackfin is quite hard to do.
> OTOH I have the impression that the real winner with embedded projects will
> be ARM (especially Cortex) and here Linux is getting interesting for even
> lower-size and higher-Volume projects. So I am shifting my interests towards
> Linux enabled embedded ARM chips (like the TI AM1x and AM3x "Sitara" series
> that has been introduced in 2010 and feature a RISK coprocessor for hard
> realtime / virtual peripheral stuff).
> -Michael
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