Video Decoder/Encoder Interface for the TI 6416?

Started by Randy Yates November 14, 2005
Hi Folks,

Does anyone know of an elegant solution to the problem of
interfacing a 6416, which does NOT have an integrated
video port like the DM642 does, to a video decoder
(like the TI TVP5150) and video encoder?

--Randy

"Randy Yates" <yates@ieee.org> wrote in message 
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> Hi Folks, > > Does anyone know of an elegant solution to the problem of > interfacing a 6416, which does NOT have an integrated > video port like the DM642 does, to a video decoder > (like the TI TVP5150) and video encoder? > > --Randy
Small fpga or cpld if it will fit. Depends on the voltage levels if you will need level shifters. One of the cheaper xilinx or Altera chips Xilinx spartan2e or spartan3 or Altera Cyclone or cyclone2. Worth sticking to the ones you can buy direct from Altera or Xilinx or Digikey in small quantities. Spectrum didigtal just released an fpga addon for their DM642 evm. <http://www.spectrumdigital.com/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=174&osCsid=472f8920f317e374d49332fb061acb87> uses a Xilinx virtex4 SX which has extra dsp/multiplier blocks. For interfacing plain logic blocks arebetter unless you want to offload some of the processing. Table of all xilinx devices <http://www.xilinx.com/products/silicon_solutions/fpgas/product_tables.htm> Xilinx has a special on their spartan3 starter kit and cpld board both for US$99 but the connectors on the S3kit board are not going to be good enough for video. <http://www.xilinx.com/xlnx/xebiz/designResources/ip_product_details.jsp?key=HW-SPAR3-CPLD-DK> The memec(now Avnet) spartan3 mini module <http://www.em.avnet.com/evk/home/0,1719,RID%253D0%2526CID%253D25724%2526CCD%253DUSA%2526SID%253D4742%2526DID%253DDF2%2526SRT%253D1%2526LID%253D18806%2526PVW%253D%2526BID%253DDF2%2526CTP%253DEVK,00.html> Avnet dev boards <http://www.em.avnet.com/evk/home/0,1719,CID%253D0%2526CCD%253DUSA%2526SID%253D6450%2526DID%253DADA%2526LID%253D6457%2526PVW%253D%2526BID%253DDF2%2526CTP%253DEVK,00.html> http://www.nuhorizons.com/devboards/ There is an online board from nuhorizons http://www.techonline.com/community/ed_resource/virtualab/37343 also http://www.techonline.com/community/38647 Couldn't find a similar table on Altera http://www.altera.com/products/devices/common/dev-family_overview.html Altera has a few boards that can plug into the dsk boards http://www.altera.com/products/devkits/altera/kit-dsp-2C35.html http://www.altera.com/products/devkits/altera/kit-dsp-2S60.html http://www.altera.com/products/devkits/altera/kit-dsp-2S180.html http://www.altera.com/products/devkits/altera/kit-dsp_stratix_pro.html ?? Alex