[vorbis-dev] Implementing Vorbis in hardware

Gregory Maxwell greg at linuxpower.cx
Mon Jan 22 18:11:06 PST 2001

On Tue, Jan 23, 2001 at 01:54:40AM -0000, Dave Hooper wrote:
> > Cirrus Maverick (ARM 7 core) is a popular choice, and ARM9/StrongARM
> > is popping up in several new players.  These chips definitely have the
> > MIPS to decode Vorbis (A 710TDMI @ 74MHz is likely the low end of
> > reasonable).
> What hardware spec does (realtime) vorbis decoding actually require?  I've
> still not really had a chance to study the decoder or specs - but what is it
> that an ARM core can specifically do that is absolutely necessary for vorbis
> decoding, that the motorola DSP family cannot? Or is it a case of porting
> effort vs. cost of processor?

There is a specific product based on ARM which vorbis has been ported to.
"We know it works".

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