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SoCs Are Silver Lining in Nvidia's Strong Q3

11/11/2013 09:40 AM EST
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krisi
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Re: what is SoC?
krisi   11/11/2013 3:08:31 PM
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Susan: I think there needs to be an element of pragrammability there: either uP cores or FPBGA blocks...some flexibility in IO functions...some ADCs and DACs...but defining it as @celeb suggests as SoC being a small computer is probably too narrow...Cisco router ASIC is not a computer neither is Qualcomm based band processors...are these SoCs BTW? Kris

Susan Rambo
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Re: what is SoC?
Susan Rambo   11/11/2013 1:56:34 PM
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I think this is a good question; what are the options now? Are you saying so commonplace to have systems on chips that the name is out of dated?

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Let's wish nVidia stay afloat
luting   11/11/2013 12:36:15 PM
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As only highend alternative to Qualcomm solution, I truly hope nVidia will stay afloat. 

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Re: what is SoC?
Caleb Kraft   11/11/2013 11:55:02 AM
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My opinion would be something that can function as an entire computer and run an operating system. Then again, I come from the hobby side. So arduino would not be an SOC, but Raspberry Pi would be since the pi has hdmi out and usb in.

krisi
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what is SoC?
krisi   11/11/2013 11:32:28 AM
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so what is exactly SoC these days? I know the definition (system on chip) but what qualifies a silicon chip to be SoC?

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