Subject: Re: more tested peripherals on the TS-7200
To: Jesse Off <>
From: Toru Nishimura <>
List: port-arm
Date: 01/11/2005 09:38:22
> For a lot of embedded uses,
> even that may be overkill when all the designer really wants is access to
> a framebuffer.

Yes, make sense.  Having light weight GUI for plainer framebuffer will
definitely keep surviving.

> Running X itself is actally not that far off with 200Mhz+ SoC's.

Since 1990's there were products named Xterminals.  Most of them
were early adaptor of embeded RISC like R3000, AM29000, i960 or
others.  They were 30+MHz equipped with 16~32MB, not under
powered, really useful.  These days X environment is known bloated
ugly.   The sole reason is a wide acceptance of fancy window mgr and
miserable web browser.   Embed products can avoid them to mimic
g'd old days.

> Its also worth mentioning that Cirrus Logic has embedded video on its
> other ep93xx chips.  Its tailed for >=QVGA graphics on LCD/TFT.

It's attractive, I think.

Toru Nishimura/ALKYL Technology, a NetBSD company