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OS4/MorphOS on this??? ;)
« on: February 12, 2003, 07:53:12 PM »
ML300 Hardware Platform Features:
The development board functions are organized with the Virtex-II Pro device (2VP7) and primary components implemented on the CPU board and the power and general purpose I/O implemented on the Power-I/O board.

    * Supports 2VP7-FF672
    * 4 ports of Gigabit Ethernet (serial transceiver)
    * 2 Serial ATA Connectors (serial transceiver)
    * 2 HSSDC2 Connectors (serial transceiver)
    * 10/100 Ethernet Port
    * SystemACE CF Interface, with 1GB IBM MicroDrive for FPGA Configuration, SW Apps, and file system
    * 128 MB DDR SDRAM
    * 6.4" VGA TFT LCD with integrated Touch Screen
    * IEEE-1394 Support
    * 32/33 PCI Mezzanine Card slot, with PMC Conn4
    * 2x CardBus / PC Card PCMCIA slots
    * High Speed CPU Trace & Debug ports
    * AC97 Audio CODEC w 1W power amp
    * IIC EEPROM, Temperature Sensors, Digital Potentiometers
    * SPI EEPROM
    * 2x PS2, Serial Ports, and IEEE1284 Parallel Port
    * Generous Prototyping Area
          o 9.6 Square inches
          o 90 FPGA I/Os

http://www.xilinx.com/products/boards/ml300/index.htm
 

Offline mikeymike

Re: OS4/MorphOS on this??? ;)
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2003, 08:02:25 PM »
Ok, I recognise about half of what's listed there, but what the heck is the rest of it?  Sure this isn't just an Early April fool, or another IWIN job? :-)

Looking at the URL, and still I'm asking, "what is it?"... I mean, what's it for, what audience is the end product aimed at?  The "RTOS" bit at the bottom suggests something pretty whacky.


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Re: OS4/MorphOS on this??? ;)
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2003, 08:12:54 PM »
Ok, from /.

"The ML300 allows engineers to develop hardware with HDL synthesis/simulation and software with standard GNU tools. The entire system is implemented inside one FPGA with an integrated IBM PPC processor. The board comes with all the peripherals that a standard motherboard or laptop has and then some. It currently ships with MontaVista Linux, a number of other linux flavors and OSs are in the pipeline. Maybe this new merging of the hardware and software worlds will settle some of the religious wars between hw and sw engineers?...ok, maybe not."

Means about as much to me as greek too.  ;-)
 

Offline alx

Re: OS4/MorphOS on this??? ;)
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2003, 08:22:24 PM »
Is that a scanner on top of the board :-)

OS4 would not run on it - it wouldn't have the dongle!  That aside, some of the specs look fairly OS4/MorphOS friendly BUT  there looks like a lot of custom hardware on it.  All that would need drivers, so i cannot see it working.

Out of interest, what would you want it for! :-?

Offline Darth_X

Re: OS4/MorphOS on this??? ;)
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2003, 11:00:08 PM »
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Is that a scanner on top of the board


6.4" LCD touchscreen


The CPU on this is a PowerPC 405. Hmmm.. should find out if there's a PowerPC 405 edition of MorphOS

Think of this deivce a being closer to a PDA :-D
 

Offline Dan

Re: OS4/MorphOS on this??? ;)
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2003, 11:18:37 PM »
Its not a sacnner its the screen and it would be a good tool to desgin the next amiga with
Apple did it right the first time, bring back the Newton!
 

Offline Darth_X

Re: OS4/MorphOS on this??? ;)
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2003, 11:20:23 PM »
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Ok, I recognise about half of what's listed there, but what the heck is the rest of it?


This is a reference platform, a piece of hardware for companies to use to develop custom solutions.

Where might a device like this be used? One example might be a touch screen bank ATM, or a touch screen ticket machine for the movie theatre or bus tickets, and so on...

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Sure this isn't just an Early April fool, or another IWIN job?


Hardly.. if you did a search for 'powerpc 405 embedded, who knows you might turn up a lot of devices like this.

In devices like these an 'RTOS' (Real Time Operating System) is needed because they require reliability. You surely wouldn't want to run WindowsCE or PocketPC on a device that requires reliability.

An example of another good RTOS would be QNX.. remember when the new version of the AmigaOS was going to be based on this?
 

Offline asian1

Re: OS4/MorphOS on this??? ;)
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2003, 03:58:39 AM »
Hello
There is no articia chipset on the device. therefore Amiga OS 4 or MorphOS will NOT run on the device.

Pros:
1. Quad PowerPC 405 400 MHz core, beat G3-600 MHz SE.
2. Low power consumption.
3. There is an Intent for MontaVista, therefore AMIGA DE can run on top of it.

Cons:
1. No cache/ SMP coherency on multi PPC405.
2. What about power consumption & thermal problems? I heard about power problem with PPC405.
3. What is the price of such device? US$ 1000?
4. Either No FPU (floating point) or MMU (memory management / protection) on PPC 405.
 

Offline KennyR

Re: OS4/MorphOS on this??? ;)
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2003, 09:08:30 AM »
MorphOS runs on top of a Quark microkernel so should run on just about anything PPC. Pegasos and A1 rely on Articia - I doubt whether MOS does. All anyone would need to do to get it to run on a 405 is tweak the kernel - no changes to MOS would be needed.

...in theory...
 

Offline Darth_X

Re: OS4/MorphOS on this??? ;)
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2003, 10:59:58 PM »
IBM's PowerPC based PDA reference platform:click here


PocketPPC PDA running MorphOS anyone?

:-D
 
 

Offline machinehead

Re: OS4/MorphOS on this??? ;)
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2003, 11:18:41 PM »
Friggin' Amazing!
What will they think of next?
I want the device from Neuromancer! I could plug my brain into this thing!
WOW!
get a life....
 

Offline Crumb

Re: OS4/MorphOS on this??? ;)
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2003, 11:26:19 PM »
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There is no articia chipset on the device. therefore Amiga OS 4 or MorphOS will NOT run on the device.

Both have a HAL to easily be ported so the different chipsets so using a different chipset is not a problem as long as it is well documented.
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