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IP block owners
Posted Jun 3, 2011 11:52 UTC (Fri) by tdwebste (guest, #18154)
Perhaps in time many IP block creators/owners will contribute mainline drivers.
Posted Jun 3, 2011 14:17 UTC (Fri) by linusw (subscriber, #40300)
It would actually have been a good thing if the VHDL for the IP blocks were Open Source, because many vendors seem to be fixing the same bugs in hardware too. But the world seems not to be ready for OpenCores just yet. :-(
Posted Jun 3, 2011 21:42 UTC (Fri) by iabervon (subscriber, #722)
Posted Jun 9, 2011 12:02 UTC (Thu) by slashdot (guest, #22014)
Given two IP blocks doing the same thing, where one just works, and the other requires to assemble a team to write a driver, surely the first is more attractive, no?
In addition to saving the cost of developing the driver, it would be possible to test the IP block immediately with no investment, and thus feel immediately confident that it works and the final product can actually be shipped with it.
Posted Jun 9, 2011 20:02 UTC (Thu) by iabervon (subscriber, #722)
Also, my impression is that you can't do much with an IP block until you fabricate an ASIC that includes it, which is a substantial investment anyway.
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