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Real Time Video Rotation Using An FPGA.

Started by Alabama Engineer May 12, 2005
I would like recommendations on which FPGA to use (Xilinx vs. Altera
vs. Actel) in an application which rotates a 640x480 real time video
frame.  I would also appreciate any pointers on rotation algorithms
that I could use for this.

Thanks in advance for all your help.

"Alabama Engineer" <jorge.a.gonzalez@saic.com> wrote in message
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> I would like recommendations on which FPGA to use (Xilinx vs. Altera > vs. Actel) in an application which rotates a 640x480 real time video > frame. I would also appreciate any pointers on rotation algorithms > that I could use for this.
Aside from the choice of algorithms and how they match each chip's core architecture...I'd lean towards the one whose tools you are most familiar with. I've always heard that Xilinx is more DSP friendly than Altera but that might have changed in the last 6-12 months. The question is very similar to TI vs ADI DSP chips - you can't go wrong with either one of them for 80-90% of the applications. But if you know one set of tools better than the other, then there is a clear favorite. Cheers Bhaskar
> Thanks in advance for all your help. >
Hi,
Xilinx have a tool called System Generator which allows you to design DSP
functions and target hardware.
We do have a image rotation example in system generator. Visit our website
and look at the tool?

Mike


"Bhaskar Thiagarajan" <bhaskart@deja.com> wrote in message
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> "Alabama Engineer" <jorge.a.gonzalez@saic.com> wrote in message > news:1115915496.601798.282410@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com... > > I would like recommendations on which FPGA to use (Xilinx vs. Altera > > vs. Actel) in an application which rotates a 640x480 real time video > > frame. I would also appreciate any pointers on rotation algorithms > > that I could use for this. > > Aside from the choice of algorithms and how they match each chip's core > architecture...I'd lean towards the one whose tools you are most familiar > with. I've always heard that Xilinx is more DSP friendly than Altera but > that might have changed in the last 6-12 months. > The question is very similar to TI vs ADI DSP chips - you can't go wrong > with either one of them for 80-90% of the applications. But if you know
one
> set of tools better than the other, then there is a clear favorite. > > Cheers > Bhaskar > > > > Thanks in advance for all your help. > > > >