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it seems that these mails did not go to the list.
sorry for the delay.

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From: Yann Guidon <whygee@f-cpu.org>
To: f-cpu@seul.org
Subject: Re: [f-cpu] License issues GPL/LGPL and Juergen Goeritz' SoC


Michael Riepe wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 13, 2001 at 10:46:19PM +0200, Yann Guidon wrote:
> [...]
> > > Just because something is PD (or GPLed), it doesn't have to perform
> > > badly ;)
> > sure, but when you design something, you certainly have something in mind
> > and that influences the rest. wishbone was not designed with the same goals
> > as the Athlon FSB you describe below.
> I never intended to use wishbone as the FSB interface, but as a kind of
> "expansion slot" for SoC.

we can see that this way, right.
"extension slot", a bit like the ISA or PCI slots.
not too slow, not too fast, useful to hack stuff.
semaphores, keyboard/USB/floppy/IrDa etc.

OTOH we still need BANDWIDTH for the external memory.

> [...]
> > > I like the FSB of the MP-Athlon... it's a fast point-to-point link
> > > (200/266 MHz, using DDR), 64-bit wide with separate, unidirectional
> > > control buses.  It somehow reminds me of the F-BUS ;)
> > really cool, but is it free ?...
> I guess not.
let's stop dreaming to code now :-)

>  Michael "Tired" Riepe <Michael.Riepe@stud.uni-hannover.de>
>  "All I wanna do is have a little fun before I die"

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