Talk:ARM System-on-Chips

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Kirkwood

There's been some debate over what Sheeva actually is, and whether it has anything to do with XScale.

I was under the impression that Sheeva could refer to either Feroceon (Marvell's pre-XScale ARM core) or the core that actually is Sheeva (a Feroceon-derived ARM core,) and that the only XScale that Marvell currently sells is the PXA168. --Bhtooefr 13:26, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

  • Difficult to say, because Marvell's own information is not clear (see their CPU history). Marvell Marketing calls all new ARMs "Sheeva", but I think the single issue ARMv5 variants like the Kirkwood are actually XScale-derived while the dual-issue ones like the Discovery Innovation are Feroceon-derived. --hubersn 22:35, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
    • This is very true. I could believe that, but I'd say it's uncited, and Marvell won't say which. I'm editing it to say "single-issue ARMv5TE Sheeva" core. It's ugly, but it's all that we can accurately say until there's proof that the CPU is XScale... --Bhtooefr 13:48, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
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