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SubjectRe: HARDWARE: Open-Source-Friendly Graphics Cards -- Viable?
On Fri, 22 Oct 2004, Adrian Cox wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-10-21 at 20:30, Kendall Bennett wrote:
> > Most embedded customers care less about overall performance of the
> > graphics hardware but more about low cost, low power and longevity. That
> > is the reason that ATI committed to continue production of the Radeon
> > Mobility M1 for many years to come. That is also the reason the Chips &
> > Tech (now Asiliant) 6900 chipset is so popular for embedded customers,
> > because they have been using the same hardware for years (but now that
> > the 69000 is winding down, many are moving to the Mobility M1).
>
> Also consider the Fujitsu Coral parts for embedded use:
> http://www.fme.gsdc.de/gsdc.htm?macrofam/mb86295.htm
>
> They have a large manual, though I can't vouch for completeness. They
> have 3D and alpha blending. They don't have legacy VGA registers, and
> they don't have a VGA BIOS. In an embedded system, that's a bonus.
>
> This is the competition facing a new open source graphics chip in the
> embedded segment.

And the embedded solutions from Silicon Motion.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,
Geert

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