T-News: Navigation-focused CPU with T-Kernel Support
EETimes has reported that NEC has released a new CPU that is specifically targeted at applications in car navigation. Called the NaviEngine1, it is a powerful processor with four ARM-11 cores and supports symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) .
In addition to the multiple processor cores, it also includes the PowerVR graphics core, support for serial ATA and also an integrated graphics controller. This should provide a lot of computing power for 2D and 3D graphics.
On the software side, it is supported by the eT-Kernel Multi-Core Edition by eSOL.
A block diagram (in Japanese) of the NaviEngine1 and a bock diagram of its usage are shown below:
NaviEngine1 Block Diagram (Original pictures are from: http://www.nec.co.jp/techrep/ja/journal/g07/n04/070406.html)
NaviEngine1 System Block Diagram (Original pictures are from: http://www.nec.co.jp/techrep/ja/journal/g07/n04/070406.html)
- The original EETimes article is at: http://www.eetasia.com/ART_8800484846_1034362_NP_e95c5d21.HTM
- SMP搭載カーナビゲーション用 システムLSI「ナビエンジン1」 – An article in Japanese that details the NaviEngine1 is available at: http://www.nec.co.jp/techrep/ja/journal/g07/n04/070406.html