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Paul A. Clayton
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Paul A. Clayton   3/26/2012 2:10:03 PM
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How is Vybrid an "industry first" when OMAP4 has two Cortex-A9 and two Cortex-M3 processors, which can (I rather suspect) "simultaneously run both a high-level OS (Linux/Android) and a realtime OS (RTOS/MQX)"? (OMAP4 would be overkill for the uses targeted by Vybrid, but the "industry first" claim seems less qualified.)

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R_Colin_Johnson   3/27/2012 3:36:01 AM
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Freescale says the key element of this "industry first" is "dual heterogeneous ARM Cortex A5 and M4 cores, respectively".

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s_a_subramanian   3/26/2012 3:53:05 PM
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OMAP4, to my knowledge, uses the ARM Cortex-M3 as a system management core and does not give external API level access to the core. Freescale is giving full API access to the Cortex-M4 and it will be used as a real-time core or a off-load processor as the customer specific use case warrants.

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Code Monkey   3/26/2012 10:25:37 PM
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NXP has been shipping dual core Cortex M4+M0 for several months. Linux is of course a dog for realtime, so the second MCU for realtime tasks reflects this reality.

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Sanjib.A   3/27/2012 4:39:36 PM
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Recently I saw a low priced tablet "ARCHOS 80 G9" using a dual core OMAP4 processor from TI. I liked the HD video quality in that price. I was tempted but was not sure about the performance of OMAP4. Any experience to share?



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