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Jiangsu Lemote Tech Co., Ltd
Type Private
Industry Integrated circuit design, computer hardware, computer software
Founded June 2006 (2006-06)
Headquarters Changshu, Jiangsu, China[1]
Products MIPS64 microprocessors (Loongson), motherboards, personal computers
Website www.lemote.com/en

Jiangsu Lemote Tech Co., Ltd or Lemote (Chinese: 龙梦; pinyin: lóng mèng; literally: "Dragon Dream") is a computer company established as a joint venture between the Jiangsu Menglan Group and the Chinese Institute of Computing Technology,[2] involved in computer hardware and software products, services, and projects.

History[edit]

In June 2006, the Jiangsu Menglan Group began a joint venture with the Institute of Computing Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The venture was named Jiangsu Lemote Tech Co., Ltd. The predecessor organization was the Center of Technology Research and Development of Jiangsu Loongson CPU Industrialization Base.

A computer was announced by Zhang Fuxin, an ICT engineer, who said the purpose of this project was to "provide everyone with a personal computer".[3] The device is intended for low income groups and rural area students.[citation needed]

Hardware[edit]

Lemote, with partners, provides integrated circuit design services, helps develop the Loongson series of MIPS-based RISC microprocessors, and builds small form factor computers including network computers and netbooks.

Loongson processors[edit]

Main article: Loongson

Loongson (Chinese: 龙芯; pinyin: lóngxīn, academic name: Godson, also called Dragon chip) is a range of MIPS instruction set RISC processors used in all Lemote products. Some Loongsons include on-chip circuits to help resist buffer overflow attacks.[clarification needed]

Netbook computers[edit]

Lemote Yeeloong 8101B

The Yeeloong netbook computer is intended to be built on free software[4] from the BIOS upwards, and for this reason is used and recommended by the founder of Free Software Foundation, Richard Stallman as of September 2008[5] and 23 January 2010.[6][7]

Lemote also collaborated in the development of the Gdium netbook which uses its Loongson MIPS processor.

The specifications are:

Model 8101B 8089B 8089D
Processor Loongson 2F, 800-900 MHz, integrated DDR2 SDRAM memory controller
Chipset Northbridge: integrated in CPU
Southbridge: AMD CS5536
Graphics SiliconMotion SMI712, 4 MiB of video RAM
Memory DDR2 SDRAM 1024 MB
Hard drive Serial ATA 160 GB Solid-state drive 8 GB
Audio Speaker, Microphone
Network RTL8139 + RTL8187B(wifi), 10/100Mbit, 802.11 b/g
Screen size 10.1" TFT LCD 8.9" TFT LCD
Resolution 1024 x 600
Camera 300K pixel
Operating system Red Flag Linux, Debian, FSF distributions
Interface type 3x USB 2.0 2x USB 2.0
1x VGA, 1x RJ45, 1x DC-in
Earphone + Microphone, 1x SD (reader supports SDHC)
Dimension L × H × T = 255 × 188 × 250 mm
Weight 1.1 Kg

Loongson 3A laptop[edit]

Lemote Yeeloong 8133

Loongson insiders[8] revealed a new model based on the Loongson 3A quad-core laptop has been developed and was expected to launch in August 2011. With a similar design to the MacBook Pro[9] from Apple Inc., it will carry a GNU/Linux operating system by default.

In September 2011, Lemote announced the Yeeloong-8133 13.3" laptop featuring 900 MHz, quad-core Loongson-3A/2GQ CPU.[10]

Desktop computers[edit]

Lynloong, all-in-one desktop computer, combined computer and monitor, without keyboard.

Myloong, desktop diskless network computer (NC), without monitor or keyboard.

Fuloong, see below.

Products in development[edit]

Hiloong, SOHO and family storage center.[citation needed][clarification needed]

Fuloong 2 series of small desktop computers[edit]

The Fuloong 2 series is a desktop computer that costs ¥1,015 Chinese yuan, €100 euros, $131 United States dollars.[citation needed] It ships with two GNU/Linux distributions, Debian GNU/Linux and Rays Linux, but any other distribution that has a mipsel port can be installed, e.g. Gentoo Linux.

Fuloong 2E[edit]

Lemote Fuloong 2E
Fulong-MiniPC.jpg
Lemote Fuloong 2E
Manufacturer Menglan Group
Type Personal computer
Media 40–60 GB IDE hard disk
Operating system GNU/Linux (Xinhua, Sunwah/RAYS, or Debian)
CPU Loongson III 64-bit CPU
Memory 256 MiB DDR SDRAM
Input Keyboard
Connectivity 10/100 Mb/s Ethernet
Dimensions 181 mm (7.1 in) H
145 mm (5.7 in) W
37 mm (1.5 in) D

The reference hardware specifications as of 28 October 2006 are:

Fuloong 2F[edit]

The Fuloong 2F computer[11] was released on 30 June 2008, priced at ¥1,800, about €163, $257.

The specifications are:

  • Dimensions: 19 × 14.5 × 3.7 cm
  • CPU: Loongson 2F, integrated DDR2 controller
  • Clock speed: 1 GHz
  • Southbridge: AMD CS5536
  • DDR2 SDRAM: 512MB
  • Hard disk: IDE 120 GB
  • Video card: XGA V2, 32MB video RAM, with VGA, DVI and S-video ports
  • Network controller: Ethernet, Realtek RTL 8110SC, 1000Mbit/s
  • USB ports: 2.0, 4
  • Infrared receiver
  • Power supply: external 12 V power adapter
  • Operating system: Xinhua Hualay Rays 2.0, which is a Linux distribution that supports MIPS architecture. Fuloong 2F also works well with other Linux distributions,[11] and OpenBSD.[12]

Fuloong Mini-PC[edit]

The specifications are:

Model FL6004 FL6014 FL6005 FL6015
Processor Loongson 2F, 800 900 MHz, integrated DDRII memory controller
Chipset Northbridge: integrated in CPU
Southbridge: AMD CS5536
Graphics Silicon Integrated Systems 315PRO,[13] 32 MB video memory
Memory DDRII 512 MB, support up to 1 GB
Hard drive SATA 160 GB SSD 8 GB SATA 160 GB SSD 8 GB
Audio AC'97 Realtek ALC 655
Network Realtek RTL 8110SC 1000 Mbit/s
Operating system Redflag Linux, Debian
Interface type 4 USB2.0
VGA DVI S-video VGA
IR interface -
Dimension L × H × T = 181 × 145 × 37 mm
Weight 0.78 Kg

Software[edit]

Lemote has participated in development and MIPS-porting of Debian GNU/Linux, eCos, MicroC/OS-II, VxWorks, Microsoft Windows CE, Java, OpenOffice.org and Yongzhong Office by Wuxi Yongzhong Tech Co. It also develops a Loongson processor simulator based on GXemul.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact Us". About. CN: Jiangsu Lemote Tech. Retrieved 11 November 2008. 
  2. ^ "About". CN: Jiangsu Lemote Tech. Retrieved 11 November 2008. 
  3. ^ Institute of Computing Technology, CN 
  4. ^ Masłowski, Michał Tomasz (3 September 2012). "Lemote YeeLoong 8101B with Loongson 2F CPU review". Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Iodice, Guido (17 September 2008). "Richard Stallman talks about GNU’s 25th anniversary, Google Chrome, sharing non-free software, preinstalled GNU/Linux on PC, NDA, OLPC XO". Guiodic Blog. Wordpress. 
  6. ^ "What do people use to get stuff done?". The Setup. Uses this. 23 January 2010. 
  7. ^ Stallman, Richard (2012). "How I do my computing". Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  8. ^ Godson and the open source community development forum (Shanghai Station) extend the campus of Shanghai University Loongson 3A Mini-ITX motherboards & laptops introduced, configuration, spy photos (Video), CN: Sina, 2011 
  9. ^ Loongson 3A Laptop Prototype Photos, ME: Sigma, 13 May 2011 
  10. ^ "Announced Yeeloong-8133 Laptop". Lemote. 
  11. ^ a b "Fuloong Mini-PC". Lemote. Jiangsu Lemote Tech Co. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  12. ^ "OpenBSD-Loongson". OpenBSD. 21 May 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  13. ^ Gündüz, Ali (1 November 2008). "Unboxing the Lemote Fuloong Mini". GLOG: Free People, Free Software. 

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