Xmos

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Dave, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. Dave

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    Has anyone seen something called XMOS concept: http://www.electronicsweekly.com/Articles/2008/07/28/44205/xmos-design-kit-available.htm (there is quite a lot of other commentary in the electronics press at the moment).

    Sounds interesting as a rapid OEM development concept particularly with support for the major interface protocols, but to me it seems like a faster but more restricted FPGA-esque idea. Also tied to a particular company so are we looking at potential vendor lock-in as we see in the software industry?

    Is this software concept applicable to the hardware world?

    Dave
     
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  2. bertus

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    Hello,

    Xmos seems to be a company name.
    They use the name also for the components and software.
    http://xmos.com/products

    There are even some PDF's for download.

    Greetings,
    Bertus
     
  3. Dave

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    That's the company bertus.

    I'm curious to vet comments on what people think of the OEM software concept as applied to hardware. If you note the XMOS company statements, they are keen to emphasise their credentials above the custom FPGA and ASIC methods.

    This model has been controversial in the software industry, how could it pan out in the hardware industry?

    Dave
     
  4. Wendy

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    Where are they located? I couldn't find it on their website.
     
  5. bertus

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    Hello,

    They are located in the UK.

    Contact us

    XMOS Semiconductor
    Venturers House
    King Street
    Bristol
    BS1 4PB
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 117 927 6004
    Fax: +44 117 915 4088




    Greetings,
    Bertus
     
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