Interview: Jim Gettys (Part I)
Posted Jul 3, 2006 11:52 UTC (Mon) by nhippi
Parent article: Interview: Jim Gettys (Part I)
> The Marvell wireless chip, which has an ARM 9 and 92K of RAM, can forward packets in the mesh network while the processor is suspended to RAM. This capability has been demonstrated in the lab, and Michail Bletsas is confident of the outcome; in fact, it was an actual demonstration that convinced us to use Marvell. Other wireless vendors lack this capability.
This is incorrect. Prism54 and it's newer versions by conexant have a arm9 and 64K Of RAM (fullmac chips had even more). There is even a reverse engineering project to run your own firmware on it:
> In most areas, we're still pedal to the metal on basic problems like device drivers, and finishing up LinuxBIOS + Linux as boot loader so that we can support installation over the (mesh) network.
I hope OLPC isn't tying themself too tightly to X86 and geode platform.
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