PPC+southbridge designs

Matt Porter mporter at mvista.com
Fri Oct 12 22:09:17 EST 2001

On Fri, Oct 12, 2001 at 09:37:27AM -0400, mod+linuxppc-dev at mclx.com wrote:
> How many existing PPC-based machines incorporate one
> of those kitchen-sink southbridge chips like the VIA
> VT82C686B that are normally found in x86-based machines?

A lot of them.  Hardware developers for high-end PPC embedded designs
like them as a way to get UARTs, PIC, and IDE in one dirt-cheap package.
Software developers hate them because they are evil.

Matt Porter
MontaVista Software, Inc.
mporter at mvista.com

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