Simtec denies Omega USB involvementBy Chris Williams. Published: 8th Apr 2004, 18:52:28 | Permalink | Printable
A clarificationToday's article, 'MicroDigital's Omega priorities', reported on (amongst other things), MicroDigital's plans for USB and the Omega. The Yorkshire based hardware developer noted that they had finished their low level driver software and were waiting for Simtec to complete the USB support.
Firstly, as the Omega is a RISC OS computer, the Simtec USB implementation should be referred to as the STD USB stack because STD have recently taken over the RISC OS facing support of the stack. Secondly, we received the following clarification today from Simtec's Gavin Simpson, which thoroughly extinguishes MicroDigital's claims:
Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2004 17:47:58 +0100
From: Gavin Simpson
Subject: Omega article
I have just read the article 'Microdigital's Omega Priorities' on Drobe and would appreciate it if you could clarify Simtec's involvement in delivering USB - we are not currently working for Microdigital. Your article implies that we are the cause of the delay. This is not the case and we have, as yet, had no involvement in any such work.
About a month ago, Microdigital told me that as soon as they have completed the low level hardware drivers they would like to come to us to arrange the porting of our USB stack. We haven't heard anything further.
All we know so far is that Microdigital intend to use our stack, although this came as a surprise since we had always thought they were going to implement their own stack which would follow the Simtec API.
Perhaps MicroDigital ought to re-prioritise their USB support.
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