Subject: Re: What plateform for a home Firewall ?
To: Dave McGuire <>
From: Richard Earnshaw <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/14/1999 22:15:52
> On Tue, 14 Dec 1999, Eric Delcamp wrote:
> >> My first think was about StrongARM architecture. But I don't know hardware
> >> manufacturers for this. I want to avoid Intel (but it's only a personal
> >> choice ;-). Don't know about SH3, or other "exotic" processor.
> >
> >Oops ! StrongARM is an Intel processor ;-) Damned, they are everywhere !
>   Huh?  Every StrongARM chip I've ever seen has the DIGITAL logo on it.
>                   -Dave McGuire

StrongARM is an implementation of the ARM v4 Architecture from ARM Ltd.  
The original implementation was done for Digital's .35u fab that also 
produces Alpha chips.  As has been stated elsewhere, as part of the 
Intel/Digital patent dispute, Intel acquired Digital's semiconductor 
division and rights to most of the designs fabbed there (but not the Alpha 
-- that went to Compaq).

So in a way, StrongARM isn't an Intel processor, since they didn't design 
it.  They manufacture and sell it under a license from ARM.

StrongARM BTW is a registered trademark of ARM Ltd.