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  • Texas Instruments Puts Out A New Open-Source Driver

    Phoronix: Texas Instruments Puts Out A New Open-Source Driver

    Earlier this week there was the release of a new open-source Linux driver by an engineer at Texas Instruments. The TI DMM-TILER is this new driver and its for the dynamic memory manager block on Texas Instruments hardware. "Its purpose is to organize video/image memory in a 2-dimensional fashion to limit memory bandwidth and facilitate 0 effort rotation and mirroring. The TILER driver facilitates allocating, freeing, as well as mapping 2D blocks (areas) in the TILER container(s). It also facilitates rotating and mirroring the allocated blocks or its rectangular subsections."..

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODkzNQ

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    It seems like there's a real communication issue between hardware manufacturers and kernel devs. They keep re-inventing the wheel, and I feel like no one really has the complete picture here. Someone really needs to do the research in order to make a really informed decision on kernel graphics APIs.

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    • #3
      TI makes cpus/gpus?
      I thought they only did opamps and discrete components.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by devius View Post
        TI makes cpus/gpus?
        I thought they only did opamps and discrete components.
        TI has made cpus for a long time, they have even made some x86 parts in the past.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by deanjo View Post
          TI has made cpus for a long time, they have even made some x86 parts in the past.
          I used to have a TI 486.

          Afaik they still make ARM CPUs.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by W3ird_N3rd View Post
            I used to have a TI 486.

            Afaik they still make ARM CPUs.
            Yup, times were good for choice before intel decided to be a IP greedy SOB and yes TI makes a crapload of ARM based chips.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by devius View Post
              TI makes cpus/gpus?
              I thought they only did opamps and discrete components.
              They're a major player in ARM "application processors" for mobile phones, as well as DSPs. They also have a line of low-power microcontrollers.

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              • #8
                TI acutally makes the Mali GPUs.. could be for that.

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