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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Embedded control of USRP

From: John Gilmore
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Embedded control of USRP
Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2006 16:15:58 -0700

> A couple of observations: no floating point 
>> Have you tried the geode nx?

The MIT "$100 Laptop" uses the AMD Geode address@hidden  See:

According to Jim Gettys, the reason is because it's the only low-power
processor they could find that has hardware floating point.  OLPC
needs extremely low power (~5W for the whole system including LCD).

The GX runs much slower than the NX, but consumes about 1W rather than 6-14W.
The GX is the old National Semiconductor Geode line; the NX is a low-power
Athlon core.

The OLPC demonstrator used an AMD "Rumba" development board, which you might
be able to find and try.

The simplest thing that works is almost certainly a modern laptop.
Beware of the Sony small/light ones: they use lots of custom, undocumented
chips, and won't run standard Windows or Linux distributions (they're
only warranteed when running their OWN windows distro).


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