Mediatek MT6235 status (Sciphone G2)

Marius Cirsta mforce2 at
Fri Feb 18 14:27:59 UTC 2011

 From what I understand MT6235 has just one ARM926EJS processor and a
DSP.  This probably means that the it runs both the application and
the GSM stack on a single CPU , right ?
 I read in an article about Symbian that it's able to do this because
it's a realtime OS but to my knowledge Linux is not ( hence the GSM
stack runs on a second processor in Android phones ). Now I also know
there's a realtime Linux kernel but the question is would it be
possible to run both the application and GSM stack together on the
MT6235 under Linux.
 Please excuse my question if they're newbish.


On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 6:42 AM, Scott Weisman <sweisman at> wrote:
> I have to apologize, because I think I am missing something here. Does the
> G2, or any of the phones that OsmocomBB currently supports, have more than
> one ARM CPU? I vaguely recall reading an email on this list that one of the
> ways the G2 was able to keep costs down was not have separate baseband and
> app CPUs. Plus, all the wiki pages I've read, seem to indicate not.
>> I don't understand your comment.  The ARM7TDMI that we are talking about
>> is
>> the _baseband_ processor.  The long-term goals still exist as they stand
>> in
>> the wiki.
>> What has been discussed previously on this thread (and triggered my
>> response)
>> was running Linux on HTC phones and the like.  That was about the
>> _applicaiton_
>> processor.
>> Marcin's work is different, as we are talking about a port of Linux to the
>> (in
>> this case ARM926EJS) _baseband_ processor of a phone.

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