[theora-dev] Theora running on FPGA

Felipe Portavales Goldstein portavales at gmail.com
Mon May 7 14:17:38 PDT 2007

This is great news!

You did a really amazing work! This is something to celebrate!
And now there is Andre working on the project too, this is really good.

I am proud to see the small project that I started is becoming a great project!
The work that Leonardo did is much bigger and complicated than the
work that I started with my Summer Of Code last year.
He did great!



On 5/7/07, Leonardo de Paula Rosa Piga <lpiga at terra.com.br> wrote:
> Great news! Theora is running on FPGA.
> After almost a year of a great effort we have Theora validated on
> FPGA. Now I will try to integrated the hardware with a video
> controller to see the video!
> I completely implemented the ExpandBlock, CopyRecon, LoopFilter and
> UpdateUMVBorder functions.
> The ReconRefFrames function was partially implemented and the part
> before will run on a software compiled for Altera Nios2 Processor.
> The implementation is based on version alpha6 and due FPGA SRAM memory
> constraints the maximum resolution is about 280x210. Increase the
> resolution, will require a SDRAM controller. The hardware has a module
> to manage the access to the buffer then I think that wouldn't be
> difficult to do this change, but for the moment I won't do that.
> Others future project could be a completely hardware implementation or
> the integration with a  nonproprietary processor.
> I will comment the code better and post in the SVN the quickest as
> possible. I will did a little movie with the video playing when I
> finish the integration with the VGA controller.
> I want thanks Felipe Portavales Goldstein to the support and help.
> --
> Leonardo de Paula Rosa Piga
> Undergraduate Computer Engineering Student
> http://www.students.ic.unicamp.br/~ra033956
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Felipe Portavales Goldstein <portavales at gmail>
Undergraduate Student - IC-UNICAMP
Computer Systems Laboratory

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