Intel "Stellarton" Configurable Processor (for SDR?)

I don’t know where I’ve been, but this is the first time I’ve seen
anything about the announcement:

http://www.slashgear.com/intel-stellarton-atom-e600fpga-promises-flexible-embedded-devices-14102251/

While the Atom processor is not very powerful, pairing it with a full
fledged FPGA sounds promising for SDR that can work using fixed-point
algorithms.

Has anyone else heard about this processor? Is anyone else interested
in it?

I saw Altera is going to release Qsys which will support the
processor/FPGA design flow:

http://www.altera.com/b/embedded-fpga-design-flow.html?GSA_pos=1&WT.oss_r=1&WT.oss=qsys

What are other people’s thoughts?

Brian

On 10/28/2010 01:25 PM, Brian P. wrote:

I don’t know where I’ve been, but this is the first time I’ve seen
anything about the announcement:

http://www.slashgear.com/intel-stellarton-atom-e600fpga-promises-flexible-embedded-devices-14102251/

While the Atom processor is not very powerful, pairing it with a full
fledged FPGA sounds promising for SDR that can work using fixed-point
algorithms.

Has anyone else heard about this processor? Is anyone else interested in it?

I heard about it the other day from a friend involved in the video
business. It is not clear from the press release if they expose IO’s for
connecting to data converters though. The combination is interesting for
a number of applications, but for SDR you really want the data
converters directly connected to the FPGA.

Philip

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