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DSP/FPGA/video board?

Started by Georgi Beloev August 23, 2004
Hi,

I'm looking for an inexpensive (up to $1000) development board with the
following features:

- Relatively fast DSP, e.g., Blackfin.
- Mid-range Cyclone II or Spartan-3 FPGA.
- At least 4 MB SDRAM.
- Video in (CVBS and Y/C), digital video decoder.
- Video out (CVBS and Y/C),  digital video encoder.
- The video decoder and encoder should be able to work simultaneously.

A combination of boards, e.g., a DSP kit and a plug-in FPGA board can also
work. Other DSPs and FPGAs than the ones mentioned above can also be
considered. This is for doing research on video processing and video
compression; I don't have more precise requirements yet.

Thanks,
-- Georgi


"Georgi Beloev" <gbH8SPAM@beloev.net> wrote in message
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> Hi, > > I'm looking for an inexpensive (up to $1000) development board with the > following features: > > - Relatively fast DSP, e.g., Blackfin. > - Mid-range Cyclone II or Spartan-3 FPGA. > - At least 4 MB SDRAM. > - Video in (CVBS and Y/C), digital video decoder. > - Video out (CVBS and Y/C), digital video encoder. > - The video decoder and encoder should be able to work simultaneously. > > A combination of boards, e.g., a DSP kit and a plug-in FPGA board can also > work. Other DSPs and FPGAs than the ones mentioned above can also be > considered. This is for doing research on video processing and video > compression; I don't have more precise requirements yet.
You could combine a Spartan-3 board from Digilent ($89) with ADI ADSP-2199XX EZ-KITE Lite ($595).
soar2morrow@yahoo.com (Tom Seim) wrote in message
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> "Georgi Beloev" <gbH8SPAM@beloev.net> wrote in message
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> > Hi, > > > > I'm looking for an inexpensive (up to $1000) development board with the > > following features: > > > > - Relatively fast DSP, e.g., Blackfin. > > - Mid-range Cyclone II or Spartan-3 FPGA. > > - At least 4 MB SDRAM. > > - Video in (CVBS and Y/C), digital video decoder. > > - Video out (CVBS and Y/C), digital video encoder. > > - The video decoder and encoder should be able to work simultaneously. > > > > A combination of boards, e.g., a DSP kit and a plug-in FPGA board can also > > work. Other DSPs and FPGAs than the ones mentioned above can also be > > considered. This is for doing research on video processing and video > > compression; I don't have more precise requirements yet. > > You could combine a Spartan-3 board from Digilent ($89) with ADI > ADSP-2199XX EZ-KITE Lite ($595).
I think a better (and maybe more powerful) approach is to use the spartan-3 board from Xilinx (I think is the same as by Digilent) with the BF-561 EzLite. Regards, JaaC
"Georgi Beloev" <gbH8SPAM@beloev.net> wrote in message
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> Hi, > > I'm looking for an inexpensive (up to $1000) development board with the > following features: > > - Relatively fast DSP, e.g., Blackfin. > - Mid-range Cyclone II or Spartan-3 FPGA. > - At least 4 MB SDRAM. > - Video in (CVBS and Y/C), digital video decoder. > - Video out (CVBS and Y/C), digital video encoder. > - The video decoder and encoder should be able to work simultaneously. > > A combination of boards, e.g., a DSP kit and a plug-in FPGA board can also > work. Other DSPs and FPGAs than the ones mentioned above can also be > considered. This is for doing research on video processing and video > compression; I don't have more precise requirements yet. > > Thanks, > -- Georgi
Usual place to start is http://www.fpga-faq.com/FPGA_Boards.shtml Nallatech comes to mind but there are a few others that do DSP+FPGA too. Google <dsp fpga video boards> gives me plenty to start by $1k is cutting it on the low side for some of these vendors. http://www.entegra.co.uk/c6416_pmc_fpga_dsp_quadia.htm http://www.nuhorizons.com/products/xilinx/DSP/index.html http://www.lyrtech.com/DSP-development/educational/index.php http://www.traquair.com/catalog/microline.products.html http://www.mangodsp.com/ http://www.hunteng.co.uk/solutions/imagesys.htm and so on regards johnjakson_usa_com
Thanks to all who responded! I think I have a better picture of what's
available now.

-- Georgi


"john jakson" <johnjakson@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> "Georgi Beloev" <gbH8SPAM@beloev.net> wrote in message
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> > Hi, > > > > I'm looking for an inexpensive (up to $1000) development board with the > > following features: > > > > - Relatively fast DSP, e.g., Blackfin. > > - Mid-range Cyclone II or Spartan-3 FPGA. > > - At least 4 MB SDRAM. > > - Video in (CVBS and Y/C), digital video decoder. > > - Video out (CVBS and Y/C), digital video encoder. > > - The video decoder and encoder should be able to work simultaneously. > > > > A combination of boards, e.g., a DSP kit and a plug-in FPGA board can
also
> > work. Other DSPs and FPGAs than the ones mentioned above can also be > > considered. This is for doing research on video processing and video > > compression; I don't have more precise requirements yet. > > > > Thanks, > > -- Georgi > > Usual place to start is > > http://www.fpga-faq.com/FPGA_Boards.shtml > > Nallatech comes to mind but there are a few others that do DSP+FPGA too. > > Google <dsp fpga video boards> gives me plenty to start by > $1k is cutting it on the low side for some of these vendors. > > > > http://www.entegra.co.uk/c6416_pmc_fpga_dsp_quadia.htm > > http://www.nuhorizons.com/products/xilinx/DSP/index.html > > http://www.lyrtech.com/DSP-development/educational/index.php > > http://www.traquair.com/catalog/microline.products.html > > http://www.mangodsp.com/ > > http://www.hunteng.co.uk/solutions/imagesys.htm > > > and so on > > regards > > johnjakson_usa_com