[vorbis-dev] Fixed vs. Floating Point primer. was: Implementi ng Vorbis in hardware

David A. Gatwood dgatwood at gatwood.net
Tue Jan 23 10:04:22 PST 2001

On Tue, 23 Jan 2001, Borgerding, Mark A. wrote:

> I admit I am rather ignorant of the ARM. But I do know that it is more of a
> GPP than a DSP.  
> Why is it popular for MP3 decoding?  Is it mainly a case of overall
> popularity of the chip and availability of tools?

Yes.  And the popularity of the chip, IMHO, is because it is very
inexpensive, and runs at a high speed with very low power.  It also runs
Linux, which certainly doesn't hurt its popularity. :-)


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