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Re: [sc-dev] SC3e - SuperCollider embedded

On 21 Oct 2006, at 20:23, Joshua Parmenter wrote:

it will obviously decode a video

i think it has a video DSP chip for that

... but how many sin tones could it generate?

not sure, but the original ARM chips were used in multi-tasking desktop systems and clocked at 8Mhz (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RISC_OS). they were/are RISC chips and if programmed in assembler you could do a quite a lot.

Find an old PowerPC (pre-G3), and I bet you would start to get a sense of the limitaions!

i think the ARM chips were faster than those old PPC chips and there are two of them in each iPod (100 MHz each?). anyway, what they are capable of in an iPod i don't really know - just got fond memories of my ARM equipped RISC computer ;)

but i hear you Josh, i hear you.