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Samsung mobile SoC gains Linux SDIO stack

Dec 7, 2005 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 4 views

Indian startup EmbWise says its proprietary Linux SDIO stack now supports a Samsung SoC (system-on-chip) targeting mobile and handheld devices, and that the stack has been licensed by a “leading Linux PDA vendor.” The SDIOWorx stack now supports Samsung's S3C2410, a venerable mobile applications processor based on an ARM920 core.

The S3C24x0

Samsung's S3C2410 has long been supported under Linux by vendors such as Mizi Research of Korea, which began offering a Linux development kit for the SoC in October of 2002. The S3C2410 was selected in February of 2003 by Samsung as the applications processor for a multi-chip module, or SIP chip (system-in-package), targeting mobile phones.

Later in 2003, Samsung brought out a followup model, the S3C2440, a 533MHz part that it called “the world's fastest mobile CPU” at the time. Additionally, Samsung's S3C2440 development board was one of nine reference hardware platforms supported by the first specification released by the CELF (Consumer Electronics Linux Forum), in June of 2004.

EmbWise's SDIOWorx stack for the S3C24x0

EmbWise says its SDIOWorx stack for the S3C24x0 chips includes reference SD/MMC drivers that support the S3C24x0's integrated SD/MMC/SDIO controller. The stack also includes binary SDIO-WiFi drivers, developed in conjunction with “leading WLAN vendors,” the company says. And, the stack includes source code for SDIO-Bluetooth (Type A) drivers. All drivers have been tested and validated, the company says.

EmbWise says it is the first third-party software vendor to offer a wireless SDIO driver stack for Samsung's S3C24x0 chip, and that a “leading Linux PDA vendor” has licensed the stack for its S3C2410-based products.


SDIOWorx for Samsung's S3C24x0 chips is available now. EmbWise previously offered its stack for the Intel PXA270.

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