[maemo-developers] OMAP 2420 / lower level hardware docs?

From: Daniel Stone daniel.stone at nokia.com
Date: Sun Mar 11 18:52:53 EET 2007
On Sun, Mar 11, 2007 at 10:28:01AM -0400, ext Jon Smirl wrote:
> On 3/11/07, Klaus Rotter <klaus at rotters.de> wrote:
> >Jeff Sauer wrote:
> >> Anyone have any links to specifics on the ARM CPU and other "blocks" of
> >> the OMAP 2420?
> >
> >AFAIK you get this information (at least the interesting stuff: e.g.
> >3D-hardware) only if
> >a)you sign a NDA and
> >b)if your company will order a significant number of devices.
> >
> >So, I think, Nokia has that information but can not release it to the
> >public. I hope someone there will decide that a hardware supported
> >OpenGL driver would be a big benefit for the N800.
> Using a closed CPU like the TI  OMAP in an open device like the N800
> wasn't the best pairing. Maybe next time Nokia will use a similar but
> open processor like the Freescale MX31.

No, it makes absolutely no difference, because both the OMAP 2420 and
the i.MX31 ship with the Imagination (think: PowerVR) MBX.  Imagination
are the ones who control the licensing of the driver and specifications,
and it's still their decision.  So even if the N800 was using the
i.MX31, it would make absolutely no difference at all in terms of the
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