We're dreaming of an Omega ChristmasBy Chris Williams. Published: 27th Nov 2002, 02:13:08 | Permalink | Printable
Omegad! Microdigital says Omega in production [Updated] ARMTwister explainedWell, what a turn of events. Until Castle revealed the Iyonix, their 32 bit 600Mhz XScale machine, Microdigital had been regularly updating the RISC OS community on the Omega's development progress, on their Newsdesk pages. The Newsdesk section of their website recently stopped being updated and people began fearing the worst; had Microdigital given up in the face of the Iyonix?
Never! And why would they? As analysed previously on drobe.co.uk, the Omega is a 306Mhz 26 bit RISC OS computer that boasts a punch of impressive features including optional XScale 2nd processor and Microdigital's Lightning+ video chipset. Although it's been a long time coming, the clouds have tonight parted and news has fallen unto the earth. According to a shock and sudden update on the Microdigital Newsdesk (see below for a link), the Omega is apparently in production and will be shipping in time for Christmas 2002. Also, 1Ghz 80200 XScale 2nd processor cards should be shipping in January and Microdigital's technical director is expected to publish an overview of their ARMTwister technology later this week. Microdigital also hinted at 1.2Ghz ARM10 processors.
Now, be aware that this announcement has knocked us for six. Microdigital, unlike Castle, have given us release dates which can only mean that their confidence is high. Here's to a very, very merry RISC OS Christmas this year.
Microdigital have informed us that they've updated their Newsdesk pages to explain (simply) how their multiprocessor ARMTwister works.
Omega ships for this Christmas
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