[vorbis-dev] Implementing Vorbis in hardware
wwashington at austin.rr.com
Mon Jan 22 17:50:57 PST 2001
The latest players have dedicated hardware decoders such as ST
Microelectronics STA013, which can decode a bitstream and output the PCM
data. The DSP or microcontroller is used to drive the LCD, monitor the
keypad and manage the FLASH memory, but it does involve itself directly with
the decoding process.
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From: "Steve Underwood" <steveu at coppice.org>
To: <vorbis-dev at xiph.org>
Sent: Monday, January 22, 2001 7:09 PM
Subject: Re: [vorbis-dev] Implementing Vorbis in hardware
> Jason Hecker wrote:
> > >I'm investigating the feasibility for implementing the Vorbis
> > >hardware. Currently, MP3 has hardware bitstream decoders, and I'd like
> > >determine how difficult a Vorbis hardware decoder would be.
> > That's an interesting point. I have a Motorola 56002 DSP developers kit
> > that can crank up to 80MHz. It's a fixed point machine. It'd be
> > interesting to try and get Vorbis working on it. Anyone care to shoot
> > down in flames before I start?
> The 56002, and its code compatible siblings, would be a very wrong
solution for a
> commercial Vorbis platform. Since it will take a lot of work to get Vorbis
> running on one, it seems pointless. Try a more realistic target processor.
> anyone know which chips are popular in the commercial MP3 players? Most
> vendors are targetting a platform for MP3 players, but which ones are
> seeing heavy use?
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