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Re: MIPS R4200 / IDT3081 question

To: riscy@pyramid.com
Subject: Re: MIPS R4200 / IDT3081 question
From: Andreas Busse <andy@resi.waldorf-gmbh.de>
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 93 08:57:00 +0200
Reply-to: riscy@pyramid.com
Sender: riscy-request@pyramid.com
> > This would give us a working board *soon* so that Linux 
> > can get ported and stable, and would allow an upgrade 
> > path to the 4200 when MIPS finally ships it a year after
> > the announced date :-)

> Please don't forget that to design a board that has the option of
> installing a R4200 (or any other part/subsystem), then that must be
> tested.  To test it requires a chip!  In any case, who knows what the
> bus interface is like on this chip.  If its much different from the IDT
> (likely) then we have to have lots of logic to interface it, and thus,
> lots of board space.  If we want to go with the R4?00, then we should
> wait until it gets released, then start all of this again.

I totally agree. If we don't get all necessary information about
the R4K2 within a few days and samples within a few weeks, we should
forget about that. And this is very unlikely.


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