• Yokemate of Keyboards
    Yokemate of Keyboards
    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 11631 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    Addendum:

    > Interesting new project called Libre-SOC: [...]
    > Details: https://libre-soc.org/openpower/

    New information from the company behind Libre-SOC:

    https://systemeslibres.org
    https://systemeslibres.org/updates/just-incorporated/
    https://systemeslibres.org/updates/code_to_tapeout/

    Schedule:
    - 2020 "shuttle smoketest" tapeout of 180nm (TSMC) embedded-class single-core chip, OOO, pipelined
    - 2021 commercial single-core or quad-core (information are conflicting here) chip with GPU
    - 2022 commercial 0.8-1.0 GHz quad-core chip with GPU (25-50 GFLOPS), 1080p25 video, VPU, DDR SDRAM controller, SERDES, UART, LPC, JTAG, GPIO, 3 watts power consumption

    Sponsors:
    - current: NLNet, RaptorCS
    - previous: Purism

    Other interesting statements:
    "RaptorCS is taking a serious look at our future line up of fully POWER compliant 4-core chips."
    "Libre-SOC was originally targeting RISCV, but RaptorCS expressed interest in a POWER SOC, so we pivoted to IBM’s Open POWER ISA."

    I guess Raptor is considering this Power SoC to replace the current ARM/ColdFire-based ASPEED BMC, hence the requirement for LPC.
  • »29.05.20 - 09:55
    Profile