hardware for eToys

Klaus D. Witzel klaus.witzel at cobss.com
Tue Nov 14 14:44:57 UTC 2006

Hi Jecel,

nice find, perhaps they learned the eToys name from the OLPC project ;-)

Question to the VM guru: are there any opcodes in the instruction set of  
ARM9 which allow a *fast* VM? A *small* VM is addressed by the thumb  
thing, IIRC. But what about speed. And what VM technology, (direct)  
threaded bytecode, or what does ARM9 support best.

Thank you for your time.


On Tue, 14 Nov 2006 15:58:57 +0100, Jecel Assumpcao Jr wrote:

> I found the subheading for the following press release funny in the
> context of Squeak:
> http://www.lsi.com/news/product_news/2006_11_13.html
> "ZEVIO 1020 processor provides best-in-class cost, power and performance
> for the expanding digital consumer appliance market, including eToys and
> portable navigation devices"
> Though a 150MHz ARM9 would make for a rather slow Squeak machine (even
> with all the neat graphics coprocessors it includes), at $8 (large
> volumes) we can forgive this :-)
> -- Jecel

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