Thursday, October 30, 2008
[02:52:17] Nathanm mentioned that some monitors are picky about frequencies, and may be responsible for an error message "mode not supported". [15:25:53] According to mru, X-loader is responsible for loading U-boot and the "ROM loader loads X-loader into sram. X-loader can then set up dram and load U-boot there." [15:28:23] Contrary to what the IRC log says, IVA stands for Interaction Value Analysis. It is a mathmatical model of orginizational behavior. For more information see http://code.google.com/p/beagleboard/wiki/BeagleRelatedTerminology?ts=1224532762&updated=BeagleRelatedTerminology. Additionally, IVA can also stand for the imaging and video accelerator block that includes the C64x+ DSP in the OMAP35x applications processors.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
[16:58:04] MMC is a type of removable flash storage device. MMC can also be Microsoft Management Console, a component of Windows 2000 and Windows NT that allows system administrators to configure and monitor the system.
[16:58:04]MLC (stands for Multi-Level Cell) is a memory element capable of storing more than one bit of information. MLC NAND flash uses multiple levels per cell, allowing more bits to be stored. This differs from SLC NAND (Single-Level Cell), which uses only one level per cell. Most MLC NAND stores four states per cell (the four states yield 2 bits of information per cell).
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
[14:14:38] Until recently, most people on the IRC channel were copying and pasting the user name of whom they were trying to reply to. They found out on October 13th that if type in the first letter of the user name and press tab, it does the job for you. [21:26:05] gcohler provided that TWL4030 was an original part, which was recently upgraded to TWL5030. Therefore most things still have TWL4030. A compatible device to the TWL5030, called the TPS65950, will be offered to customers at all volume levels.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
SIMD (Single Instruction, Multiple Data) is a technique used in achieving data level parallelism, as in a vector processor. [12:34:01] SSE (Streaming SIMD Extensions) is a SIMD instruction set extension to the x86 architecture. The x86 archetecture was introduced in Intel's Pentium III series processors in the year 1999. SSE contains 70 new instructions.
[15:16:09] An integrated development environment (IDE) is a software application designed to maximize programmer productivity by providing tightly-knit components with similar user interfaces. [21:16:14] Felipec stated that"One advantage of c++ is that the templating system pretty much act as macros, and in that sense the resulting code can be more optimal than C code... but c++ projects usually get insanely abstract".
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
IVA would typically mean the imaging and video accelerator in the OMAP35x on this channel.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
[09:58:16] "memcpy" is one of many C functions. [10:02:06] xv is a shareware program responsible for displaying and modifying digital images under the X Window System. xv can be run from either a command line or a graphical interface. [11:52:04] wxPython (a free software) is a cross-platform wrapper for the Python programming language.
[12:11:39] GNU Radio, now an official GNU project, is a free software toolkit for learning about, building, and deploying software-defined radio systems. The GNU radio is a signal processing package intended to give ordinary software people the ability to utilize the electromagnetic spectrum. [12:53:13] The Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP) is a high-speed USB-based board used to make software radios. It is intended to be a relatively inexpensive hardware device with an open design and free software to be integrated with the GNU Radio. It's design provides the flexibility for developers to make their own daughterboards for specific needs.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
[03:35:30] I also learned that LPC is a programming language. It is object-oriented and originated from C, placing it in the family of C-like programming languages. It has also evolved into the Pike programming language, which is used for various internet services, multimedia apps., and system admin task. The abbreviation LPC stands for "Lars Pensjo C", derived from the original developer, Lars Pensjo. LPC is also the Linux Plumber's Conference and several of the BeagleBoard.org community people were there at the event in Portland, OR (PDX) this year.