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    SubjectRe: Suitable chipset for a pocket linux box
    On Wed, 28 Jan 1998, Claude Robitaille wrote:
    > Or the ColdFire serie, again from Motorola. They just announced a new
    > version, the MCF5307 which has cache, 2 serial port, DRAM controler,
    > IO, debug port, some internal ram, timer, etc. It is cheap (15-20$) and
    > very performant for the price (70 MIPS). Finally, GNU C compiler is
    > ported.
    >
    > The ColdFire serie a basically a 68000 with some instructions removed to
    > make the chip much smaller and much more performant (like 20X for
    > the 5307).

    The worst thing is they removed the MMU :-(

    Greetings,

    Geert

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    Geert Uytterhoeven Geert.Uytterhoeven@cs.kuleuven.ac.be
    Wavelets, Linux/{m68k~Amiga,PPC~CHRP} http://www.cs.kuleuven.ac.be/~geert/
    Department of Computer Science -- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven -- Belgium


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