LinuxPPC running on an EST SBC740 board?

Matt Porter mporter at
Sun Aug 6 15:18:29 EST 2000

On Sat, Aug 05, 2000 at 08:24:09PM -0700, Todd C. Larsen wrote:
> Matt,
> Thanks for the suggestion, but I've got some custom hardware that
> I'm trying to find a close match for, and it has an MPC106 PCI
> bridge/memory controller.  The EST SBC740 board has an MPC106 as
> well.  Also, many PReP reference boards and PowerPC VME boards
> (except for those from MCG, which use the Raven, etc.) use the
> MPC106, so I'm hoping LinuxPPC running on one of these will be
> similar.

EST is probably the way to go in your case then.  A shame
considering theu are WindRiver. :-/

Oh, FYI, a non-reference platform that matches your custom hardware
is the SBS Denali board (  It has a 740 and 106
bridge  with a DEC21x4x and DEC21554 in a cPCI form factor.

> The IBM boards use PCI bridge chips specific to IBM, as far as I
> can tell.  Someone please correct me if I'm wrong...

The CPC700 is no more specific to IBM than the MPC105/6/7 are specific
to Motorola.  I've worked on on boards with Raven/Hawk's, MPC105/6/7,
Galileo, CPC710, and CPC700.  The IBM bridges are by far the most
versatile bridges on the open market (Raven/Hawk aren't available
except on an MCG board).

I'm seeing a lot of boards now becoming available with the CPC700.
About the only thing missing is a DMA engine which its cousin, the
CPC710, does have.

Good luck,
Matt Porter
MontaVista Software, Inc.
mporter at

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