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Revision as of 16:43, 13 April 2010

ARM Ltd. RealView is a blanket name for development packages from ARM including for example the "RealView Developer Suite" (RVDS) which includes a compiler. However to most developers the RealView is synonymous with an evaluation board which has it's machine set-up available in the kernel arch/arm/mach-realview.

It's siblings are the ARM Versatile and ARM Integrator boards. These have own machine entries in the ARM arch kernel tree, but in marketing materials these are also named "RealView Versatile" and "RealView Integrator". The Integrator boards supporting ARM7 CPUs are the oldest, Versatile is middle-age and supports ARM9 CPUs, and the ones named simply RealView are the newest ones supporting ARM11 and Cortex A8/A9 (CPUv6,CPUv7) CPUs.

All the boards come in a black square box with PCI card slots, and support using PCI peripherals and e.g. a PS2 keyboard and mouse so they can more or less be used as desktop computers if so desired.

However RealView boards are quite expensive and few people can afford them, while they are still the preferred choice for companies wanting to work with the very latest ARM cores.

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