Subject: Re: Intel i960 port
To: Todd Whitesel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
Date: 03/21/2000 08:45:14
I'll update the page to read:
There were a few variants of the i960 architecture that included
an MMU, but virtually all of the i960 devices shipped, such as
X-terminals, printers, and routers, were based on the cheaper
non MMU version.
Which seems to describe the situation more accurately, though
possibly with a surplus of punctuation.
On Mon, 20 Mar 2000, Todd Whitesel wrote:
> > I think only the MC & MX had MMUs, and all the rest don't.
> > I've still never seen an MC.
> Both of these statements agree with my own i960 experiences.
> I do recall seeing an MC databook. It felt like a resurrection of the i432,
> with gobs of CISCy instructions arranged so that they could be emulated in
> software if necessary. Clearly, it would die a quick and merciful death.
> All the volume i960's were embedded controllers. AFAIK there are no i960's
> with real MMU hardware available in any worthwhile quantity.
> Todd Whitesel
> toddpw @ best.com