Linden, UT — (press release excerpt) — Lineo has announced Embedix (Embedded Linux) support for IDT's RC32334 32-bit MIPS-32 based integrated processor. The RC32334 includes built-in interrupt, DMA, timing, and memory controllers, plus a dual-channel UART and a built-in PCI bus bridge. The new Embedix support, a joint development effort of both Lineo and IDT, provides a validated Linux kernel on the RC32334 in conjunction with drivers for PCI-based communications peripherals that interface to the RC32334 via its on-chip PCI bus interface. The RC32334/Embedix combo is being targeted at cost-sensitive embedded applications in communications and consumer markets including home gateways, SOHO routers, and Internet appliances.
The IDT RC32334 includes the following on-chip functions:
- 150 MHz MIPS-32 (32-bit) CPU core
- SDRAM, Flash, ROM, SRAM memory interface
- DMA, interrupt, and system timing controllers
- Local bus and local I/O interfaces
- Built-in 66MHz 32-bit PCI bus bridge
- Dual-channel 16550 compatible UART
- SPI interface for interface to EEPROM, A-to-D, etc.
RC32334 Embedix support is available from IDT as part of the device's evaluation kit, as well as directly from Lineo. Additionally, support for MIPS-based CPUs (including the RC32334) will be incorporated into the next release of Lineo's Embedix SDK (software development kit) early next year.
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