[HARDWARE] RC5 silicon ....
Jim C. Nasby
nasby at enteract.com
Wed May 6 22:16:55 EDT 1998
Take a look at http://www.distributed.net/statistics/stats.html
Raleigh Bellas wrote:
> If you want to check out the StrongArm
> go to the link below. It delivers about
> 230 V2.1 MIPS at 200mhz. Does anyone
> know how many V2.1 MIPS a PII-300 Does?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Wright <hard-d at computerx.com>
> To: hardware at llamas.net
> <hardware at llamas.net>
> Date: Thursday, April 30, 1998 2:09 PM
> Subject: Re: [HARDWARE] RC5 silicon ....
> >At 3:33 PM -0700 on 4/30/98, Matt
> Lovett wrote:
> >> An alternative is to go for a simple,
> cheap design, and accept that it's
> >> performance will vary from project to
> project. As someone else has
> >> already said, a StrongArm is a good
> candidate - it's cheap (~15 dollars in
> >> volume) and it's performance is good.
> Clockrate is higher than a FPGA
> >> too, though that doesn't say much
> about the relative performance.
> >> I guess the FPGA would move to new
> projects better, as we could use some
> >> of it to hold the code/sillicon to
> chat over a (seperate) serial link, and
> >> thus provided we can download designs
> to the array, reprogramming its
> >> interface and core is
> straightforward. The processor based
> approach would
> >> need a EEPROM or something to hold
> the code (I guess).
> >But FPGAs are $100 each. You could
> throw 4 StrongARM chips and support
> >chips on a board for just the price of
> the FPGA. I think.
> >I guess I should publicly say that I am
> just the MIS guy for a compnay
> >that sells chips. I don't know jack
> about hardware and my company mostly
> >sells. We have a lot of EE's running
> around, but I'm not one of them.
> >What I *can* do is call friends at
> disty's and make sure we get data
> >sheets and such. I may even be able to
> get a few samples, but margins
> >are tight in this business.
> >Who makes the StrongARM? Do you know
> who the distributor is?
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