Omega update fixes speed, bugsBy Chris Williams. Published: 16th Jul 2004, 19:08:54 | Permalink | Printable
All news is good newsEarlier this week, while the rest of the RISC OS world looked anxiously towards the RISCOS Ltd. shareholder meeting, MicroDigital released more news on their StrongARM powered Omega computer.
The hardware developers have issued another FPGA upgrade to their Omega users which, according to MicroDigital, "includes changes to accommodate [RISC OS] Adjust, the strange of window handling seen on a small number of machines, together with general improvements and housekeeping changes required by ARMTwister plus an extra 8-10 percent speed improvement."
Presumably, the "strange ... window handling" is the graphics oddity that Archive magaziner editor Paul Beverley casually investigated on an Omega at the 2004 Wakefield show.
We gather MD have issued at least 14 FPGA updates by now, and for the curious, one such version is available for download from here. As you may recall, MD employ FPGAs (re-programmable logic chips) to implement the Omega chipset, which can be updated by end users using suitable software.
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