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Development boards for audio/video product.

Started by Ali June 8, 2007
Any good development boards for putting the input of CMOS ( audiio/
video ) over ethernet link? Thanks for suggestions and pointors;) I'm
happy with average frame rate  as far as things are cost effective.

ali

There are some nice Black Fin dev boards for this.
The 531 board can do that but is minimal, however it does have a 
daughter board that hooks to the Micron CMOS imager
  demo boards (is that what you meant by CMOS?)

There is an "everthing and the kitchen sink" black fin board with a dual 
core black fin. I have not used it so I can't speak for that one I think 
it is a BF56x series part.

Stay away from the BF535 it is a very old board.

On 6/8/2007 3:32 PM, The digits of Ali's hands composed the following:
> Any good development boards for putting the input of CMOS ( audiio/ > video ) over ethernet link? Thanks for suggestions and pointors;) I'm > happy with average frame rate as far as things are cost effective. > > ali >
On Jun 9, 6:39 am, Hawker
<Hawker{removethispa...@ashevillecommunity.org> wrote:
> There are some nice Black Fin dev boards for this. > The 531 board can do that but is minimal, however it does have a > daughter board that hooks to the Micron CMOS imager > demo boards (is that what you meant by CMOS?) > > There is an "everthing and the kitchen sink" black fin board with a dual > core black fin. I have not used it so I can't speak for that one I think > it is a BF56x series part. > > Stay away from the BF535 it is a very old board. > > On 6/8/2007 3:32 PM, The digits of Ali's hands composed the following: > > > Any good development boards for putting the input of CMOS ( audiio/ > > video ) over ethernet link? Thanks for suggestions and pointors;) I'm > > happy with average frame rate as far as things are cost effective. > > > ali
Hawker, thanks for input. but ofcourse i meant micron by CMOS. Honestly i don't know much about that as i was recommended by a friend of mine. I heard there is something from TI (Texas Instruments) as well, any idea about that development board? All i want to do is to put the stream from web/usb cam to PC ;) ali
On Jun 9, 11:27 am, Ali <abdulra...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jun 9, 6:39 am, Hawker > > > > <Hawker{removethispa...@ashevillecommunity.org> wrote: > > There are some nice Black Fin dev boards for this. > > The 531 board can do that but is minimal, however it does have a > > daughter board that hooks to the Micron CMOS imager > > demo boards (is that what you meant by CMOS?) > > > There is an "everthing and the kitchen sink" black fin board with a dual > > core black fin. I have not used it so I can't speak for that one I think > > it is a BF56x series part. > > > Stay away from the BF535 it is a very old board. > > > On 6/8/2007 3:32 PM, The digits of Ali's hands composed the following: > > > > Any good development boards for putting the input of CMOS ( audiio/ > > > video ) over ethernet link? Thanks for suggestions and pointors;) I'm > > > happy with average frame rate as far as things are cost effective. > > > > ali > > Hawker, thanks for input. but ofcourse i meant micron by CMOS. > Honestly i don't know much about that as i was recommended by a friend > of mine. I heard there is something from TI (Texas Instruments) as > well, any idea about that development board? All i want to do is to > put the stream from web/usb cam to PC ;) > > ali
Don't know if this [ http://focus.ti.com/docs/toolsw/folders/print/tmdxvsk642.html ] is the right thing or not but its way too expensive. I can see lots of development boards http://www.blackfin.org/developmentboards.php but honestly don't know how to pick one;) as kinda layman in this area. Our application will be more or less like video surveillance system , thanks for suggestions. ali
> > Hawker, thanks for input. but ofcourse i meant micron by CMOS. > > Honestly i don't know much about that as i was recommended by a friend > > of mine. I heard there is something from TI (Texas Instruments) as > > well, any idea about that development board? All i want to do is to > > put the stream from web/usb cam to PC ;) > > > > ali > > Don't know if this [
http://focus.ti.com/docs/toolsw/folders/print/tmdxvsk642.html
> ] is the right thing or not but its way too expensive. I can see lots > of development boards http://www.blackfin.org/developmentboards.php > but honestly don't know how to pick one;) as kinda layman in this > area. Our application will be more or less like video surveillance > system , thanks for suggestions. > > ali
One of the cheapest solutions: http://www.acmesystems.it/?id=40
Well if your going to develop with Micron CMOS imagers you first need to 
see if they will give you an NDA. I have done a few Micron designs and 
getting the NDA was by far the hardest part.

So the way to do this is get the Micron Eval Head board for the imager 
you pick from Avnet or Digikey or whatever. Once done pick an ADI black 
Fin eval board. You will note, if you poke around on ADIs web site that 
they have a daughter board to let the Micron Head Board directly bolt to 
the Black Fin's PPI port.

I am a fan of BlackFin over TI. FreeScale or other DSPs for this for 
several reassons.
1) Black Fin has a port called PPI which understands things like lines, 
rows, black pixels and has a special DMA that makes interfacing to video
a breeze over other DSPs.
2) The price is great
3) There are more tools and support options for the ADI/Micron combo 
than any others due, in part, to #1 and #2.

You may also want to look at Avnet who has a special eval kit which is 
based on an 2Mega Pixel Micron Imager (the one wiht built in JPG 
compression) and an high end dual core - everything and the kitchen sink 
Black Fin processor. Its a bit more expensive than the other options I 
mentioned, but it works as is and is about $600.

On 6/11/2007 5:21 AM, The digits of Ali's hands composed the following:
> On Jun 9, 11:27 am, Ali <abdulra...@gmail.com> wrote: >> On Jun 9, 6:39 am, Hawker >> >> >> >> <Hawker{removethispa...@ashevillecommunity.org> wrote: >>> There are some nice Black Fin dev boards for this. >>> The 531 board can do that but is minimal, however it does have a >>> daughter board that hooks to the Micron CMOS imager >>> demo boards (is that what you meant by CMOS?) >>> There is an "everthing and the kitchen sink" black fin board with a dual >>> core black fin. I have not used it so I can't speak for that one I think >>> it is a BF56x series part. >>> Stay away from the BF535 it is a very old board. >>> On 6/8/2007 3:32 PM, The digits of Ali's hands composed the following: >>>> Any good development boards for putting the input of CMOS ( audiio/ >>>> video ) over ethernet link? Thanks for suggestions and pointors;) I'm >>>> happy with average frame rate as far as things are cost effective. >>>> ali >> Hawker, thanks for input. but ofcourse i meant micron by CMOS. >> Honestly i don't know much about that as i was recommended by a friend >> of mine. I heard there is something from TI (Texas Instruments) as >> well, any idea about that development board? All i want to do is to >> put the stream from web/usb cam to PC ;) >> >> ali > > Don't know if this [ http://focus.ti.com/docs/toolsw/folders/print/tmdxvsk642.html > ] is the right thing or not but its way too expensive. I can see lots > of development boards http://www.blackfin.org/developmentboards.php > but honestly don't know how to pick one;) as kinda layman in this > area. Our application will be more or less like video surveillance > system , thanks for suggestions. > > ali >
On Jun 12, 3:43 am, Hawker
<Hawker{removethispa...@ashevillecommunity.org> wrote:
> Well if your going to develop with Micron CMOS imagers you first need to > see if they will give you an NDA. I have done a few Micron designs and > getting the NDA was by far the hardest part. > > So the way to do this is get the Micron Eval Head board for the imager > you pick from Avnet or Digikey or whatever. Once done pick an ADI black > Fin eval board. You will note, if you poke around on ADIs web site that > they have a daughter board to let the Micron Head Board directly bolt to > the Black Fin's PPI port. > > I am a fan of BlackFin over TI. FreeScale or other DSPs for this for > several reassons. > 1) Black Fin has a port called PPI which understands things like lines, > rows, black pixels and has a special DMA that makes interfacing to video > a breeze over other DSPs. > 2) The price is great > 3) There are more tools and support options for the ADI/Micron combo > than any others due, in part, to #1 and #2. > > You may also want to look at Avnet who has a special eval kit which is > based on an 2Mega Pixel Micron Imager (the one wiht built in JPG > compression) and an high end dual core - everything and the kitchen sink > Black Fin processor. Its a bit more expensive than the other options I > mentioned, but it works as is and is about $600. > > On 6/11/2007 5:21 AM, The digits of Ali's hands composed the following: > > > On Jun 9, 11:27 am, Ali <abdulra...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> On Jun 9, 6:39 am, Hawker > > >> <Hawker{removethispa...@ashevillecommunity.org> wrote: > >>> There are some nice Black Fin dev boards for this. > >>> The 531 board can do that but is minimal, however it does have a > >>> daughter board that hooks to the Micron CMOS imager > >>> demo boards (is that what you meant by CMOS?) > >>> There is an "everthing and the kitchen sink" black fin board with a dual > >>> core black fin. I have not used it so I can't speak for that one I think > >>> it is a BF56x series part. > >>> Stay away from the BF535 it is a very old board. > >>> On 6/8/2007 3:32 PM, The digits of Ali's hands composed the following: > >>>> Any good development boards for putting the input of CMOS ( audiio/ > >>>> video ) over ethernet link? Thanks for suggestions and pointors;) I'm > >>>> happy with average frame rate as far as things are cost effective. > >>>> ali > >> Hawker, thanks for input. but ofcourse i meant micron by CMOS. > >> Honestly i don't know much about that as i was recommended by a friend > >> of mine. I heard there is something from TI (Texas Instruments) as > >> well, any idea about that development board? All i want to do is to > >> put the stream from web/usb cam to PC ;) > > >> ali > > > Don't know if this [http://focus.ti.com/docs/toolsw/folders/print/tmdxvsk642.html > > ] is the right thing or not but its way too expensive. I can see lots > > of development boardshttp://www.blackfin.org/developmentboards.php > > but honestly don't know how to pick one;) as kinda layman in this > > area. Our application will be more or less like video surveillance > > system , thanks for suggestions. > > > ali
Hawker! many thanks for your kind response, and this time i've found everything with my head stuck in kitchen sink ;) I hope by NDA you certainly meant non-disclosure agreement, which is not an issue at the moment. Because IMHO, one can find some replacements over the time once you have a working prototype in your kitchen. Did a little search at ADI [ http://www.analog.com/ ] and ended up with the chip [ http://www.analog.com/en/prod/0%2C2877%2CADSP%25252DBF561%2C00.html ] that you have mentioned in your earlier post. However, i could not find anything related to Micron for bolting it with daughter board. Any clue for that? The Digital Video Surveillance Kit by Avnet Electronics [ http://em.avnet.com/evk/home/0,1719,RID%253D0%2526CID%253D35741%2526CCD%253DUSA%2526SID%253D32214%2526DID%253DDF2%2526SRT% 253D1%2526LID%253D32232%2526PRT%253D0%2526PVW%253D%2526BID %253DDF2%2526CTP%253DEVK,00.html ] looks fine to me although it is bit expensive. Fox board [ http://www.acmesystems.it/?id=4 , runner thanks for tip;) ] is good one but it seems for hobbyist stuff, no doubt it comes with all goodies in a single pack of linux, so you don't need any separate entity to host webserver. Where as avnet module would be requiring another USB to Ethernet adapter hooked with another chip for webserver (TCP/IP). Still in process of looking some good gadget to count on, with respect to price factor , easy to design and develop. ali
On 6/12/2007 10:32 AM, The digits of Ali's hands composed the following:
> On Jun 12, 3:43 am, Hawker > <Hawker{removethispa...@ashevillecommunity.org> wrote: >> Well if your going to develop with Micron CMOS imagers you first need to >> see if they will give you an NDA. I have done a few Micron designs and >> getting the NDA was by far the hardest part. >> >> So the way to do this is get the Micron Eval Head board for the imager >> you pick from Avnet or Digikey or whatever. Once done pick an ADI black >> Fin eval board. You will note, if you poke around on ADIs web site that >> they have a daughter board to let the Micron Head Board directly bolt to >> the Black Fin's PPI port. >> >> I am a fan of BlackFin over TI. FreeScale or other DSPs for this for >> several reassons. >> 1) Black Fin has a port called PPI which understands things like lines, >> rows, black pixels and has a special DMA that makes interfacing to video >> a breeze over other DSPs. >> 2) The price is great >> 3) There are more tools and support options for the ADI/Micron combo >> than any others due, in part, to #1 and #2. >> >> You may also want to look at Avnet who has a special eval kit which is >> based on an 2Mega Pixel Micron Imager (the one wiht built in JPG >> compression) and an high end dual core - everything and the kitchen sink >> Black Fin processor. Its a bit more expensive than the other options I >> mentioned, but it works as is and is about $600. >> >> On 6/11/2007 5:21 AM, The digits of Ali's hands composed the following: >> >>> On Jun 9, 11:27 am, Ali <abdulra...@gmail.com> wrote: >>>> On Jun 9, 6:39 am, Hawker >>>> <Hawker{removethispa...@ashevillecommunity.org> wrote: >>>>> There are some nice Black Fin dev boards for this. >>>>> The 531 board can do that but is minimal, however it does have a >>>>> daughter board that hooks to the Micron CMOS imager >>>>> demo boards (is that what you meant by CMOS?) >>>>> There is an "everthing and the kitchen sink" black fin board with a dual >>>>> core black fin. I have not used it so I can't speak for that one I think >>>>> it is a BF56x series part. >>>>> Stay away from the BF535 it is a very old board. >>>>> On 6/8/2007 3:32 PM, The digits of Ali's hands composed the following: >>>>>> Any good development boards for putting the input of CMOS ( audiio/ >>>>>> video ) over ethernet link? Thanks for suggestions and pointors;) I'm >>>>>> happy with average frame rate as far as things are cost effective. >>>>>> ali >>>> Hawker, thanks for input. but ofcourse i meant micron by CMOS. >>>> Honestly i don't know much about that as i was recommended by a friend >>>> of mine. I heard there is something from TI (Texas Instruments) as >>>> well, any idea about that development board? All i want to do is to >>>> put the stream from web/usb cam to PC ;) >>>> ali >>> Don't know if this [http://focus.ti.com/docs/toolsw/folders/print/tmdxvsk642.html >>> ] is the right thing or not but its way too expensive. I can see lots >>> of development boardshttp://www.blackfin.org/developmentboards.php >>> but honestly don't know how to pick one;) as kinda layman in this >>> area. Our application will be more or less like video surveillance >>> system , thanks for suggestions. >>> ali > > > > Hawker! many thanks for your kind response, and this time i've found > everything with my head stuck in kitchen sink ;) > > I hope by NDA you certainly meant non-disclosure agreement, which is > not an issue at the moment. Because IMHO, one can find some > replacements over the time once you have a working prototype in your > kitchen. Did a little search at ADI [ http://www.analog.com/ ] and > ended up with the chip [ http://www.analog.com/en/prod/0%2C2877%2CADSP%25252DBF561%2C00.html > ] that you have mentioned in your earlier post. However, i could not > find anything related to Micron for bolting it with daughter board. > Any clue for that? > > The Digital Video Surveillance Kit by Avnet Electronics [ > http://em.avnet.com/evk/home/0,1719,RID%253D0%2526CID%253D35741%2526CCD%253DUSA%2526SID%253D32214%2526DID%253DDF2%2526SRT% > > 253D1%2526LID%253D32232%2526PRT%253D0%2526PVW%253D%2526BID > %253DDF2%2526CTP%253DEVK,00.html > ] looks fine to me although it is bit expensive. Fox board [ > http://www.acmesystems.it/?id=4 , runner thanks for tip;) ] is good > one but it seems for hobbyist stuff, no doubt it comes with all > goodies in a single pack of linux, so you don't need any separate > entity to host webserver. Where as avnet module would be requiring > another USB to Ethernet adapter hooked with another chip for > webserver (TCP/IP). > > Still in process of looking some good gadget to count on, with respect > to price factor , easy to design and develop. > > > ali >
The only thing missing. The Micron CMOS to black fin was for the BF-53x where X is 1 to 3. So look for ADSP BF-533 dev kits. The adapter was part of that and it was an ADI based kit. I found it on there website while looking at ADI Dev kits. I am sure your ADI and Micron reps can point you to it, if you have any. As for NDA. Well you can't get the full Micron CMOS data sheet without an NDA so designing for that part without an NDA is almost impossible. Took me a few months for the lawyers to work out the NDA so good luck. Micron does not seem to like giving them out even though I had several decent volume designs pending and had done a few for another client (who had the NDA) already. Hawker
On Jun 13, 6:14 am, Hawker
<Hawker{removethispa...@ashevillecommunity.org> wrote:
> On 6/12/2007 10:32 AM, The digits of Ali's hands composed the following: > > > > > On Jun 12, 3:43 am, Hawker > > <Hawker{removethispa...@ashevillecommunity.org> wrote: > >> Well if your going to develop with Micron CMOS imagers you first need to > >> see if they will give you an NDA. I have done a few Micron designs and > >> getting the NDA was by far the hardest part. > > >> So the way to do this is get the Micron Eval Head board for the imager > >> you pick from Avnet or Digikey or whatever. Once done pick an ADI black > >> Fin eval board. You will note, if you poke around on ADIs web site that > >> they have a daughter board to let the Micron Head Board directly bolt to > >> the Black Fin's PPI port. > > >> I am a fan of BlackFin over TI. FreeScale or other DSPs for this for > >> several reassons. > >> 1) Black Fin has a port called PPI which understands things like lines, > >> rows, black pixels and has a special DMA that makes interfacing to video > >> a breeze over other DSPs. > >> 2) The price is great > >> 3) There are more tools and support options for the ADI/Micron combo > >> than any others due, in part, to #1 and #2. > > >> You may also want to look at Avnet who has a special eval kit which is > >> based on an 2Mega Pixel Micron Imager (the one wiht built in JPG > >> compression) and an high end dual core - everything and the kitchen sink > >> Black Fin processor. Its a bit more expensive than the other options I > >> mentioned, but it works as is and is about $600. > > >> On 6/11/2007 5:21 AM, The digits of Ali's hands composed the following: > > >>> On Jun 9, 11:27 am, Ali <abdulra...@gmail.com> wrote: > >>>> On Jun 9, 6:39 am, Hawker > >>>> <Hawker{removethispa...@ashevillecommunity.org> wrote: > >>>>> There are some nice Black Fin dev boards for this. > >>>>> The 531 board can do that but is minimal, however it does have a > >>>>> daughter board that hooks to the Micron CMOS imager > >>>>> demo boards (is that what you meant by CMOS?) > >>>>> There is an "everthing and the kitchen sink" black fin board with a dual > >>>>> core black fin. I have not used it so I can't speak for that one I think > >>>>> it is a BF56x series part. > >>>>> Stay away from the BF535 it is a very old board. > >>>>> On 6/8/2007 3:32 PM, The digits of Ali's hands composed the following: > >>>>>> Any good development boards for putting the input of CMOS ( audiio/ > >>>>>> video ) over ethernet link? Thanks for suggestions and pointors;) I'm > >>>>>> happy with average frame rate as far as things are cost effective. > >>>>>> ali > >>>> Hawker, thanks for input. but ofcourse i meant micron by CMOS. > >>>> Honestly i don't know much about that as i was recommended by a friend > >>>> of mine. I heard there is something from TI (Texas Instruments) as > >>>> well, any idea about that development board? All i want to do is to > >>>> put the stream from web/usb cam to PC ;) > >>>> ali > >>> Don't know if this [http://focus.ti.com/docs/toolsw/folders/print/tmdxvsk642.html > >>> ] is the right thing or not but its way too expensive. I can see lots > >>> of development boardshttp://www.blackfin.org/developmentboards.php > >>> but honestly don't know how to pick one;) as kinda layman in this > >>> area. Our application will be more or less like video surveillance > >>> system , thanks for suggestions. > >>> ali > > > Hawker! many thanks for your kind response, and this time i've found > > everything with my head stuck in kitchen sink ;) > > > I hope by NDA you certainly meant non-disclosure agreement, which is > > not an issue at the moment. Because IMHO, one can find some > > replacements over the time once you have a working prototype in your > > kitchen. Did a little search at ADI [http://www.analog.com/] and > > ended up with the chip [http://www.analog.com/en/prod/0%2C2877%2CADSP%25252DBF561%2C00.html > > ] that you have mentioned in your earlier post. However, i could not > > find anything related to Micron for bolting it with daughter board. > > Any clue for that? > > > The Digital Video Surveillance Kit by Avnet Electronics [ > >http://em.avnet.com/evk/home/0,1719,RID%253D0%2526CID%253D35741%2526C... > > > 253D1%2526LID%253D32232%2526PRT%253D0%2526PVW%253D%2526BID > > %253DDF2%2526CTP%253DEVK,00.html > > ] looks fine to me although it is bit expensive. Fox board [ > >http://www.acmesystems.it/?id=4, runner thanks for tip;) ] is good > > one but it seems for hobbyist stuff, no doubt it comes with all > > goodies in a single pack of linux, so you don't need any separate > > entity to host webserver. Where as avnet module would be requiring > > another USB to Ethernet adapter hooked with another chip for > > webserver (TCP/IP). > > > Still in process of looking some good gadget to count on, with respect > > to price factor , easy to design and develop. > > > ali > > The only thing missing. The Micron CMOS to black fin was for the BF-53x > where X is 1 to 3. So look for ADSP BF-533 dev kits. The adapter was > part of that and it was an ADI based kit. I found it on there website > while looking at ADI Dev kits. I am sure your ADI and Micron reps can > point you to it, if you have any. > > As for NDA. Well you can't get the full Micron CMOS data sheet without > an NDA so designing for that part without an NDA is almost impossible. > Took me a few months for the lawyers to work out the NDA so good luck. > Micron does not seem to like giving them out even though I had several > decent volume designs pending and had done a few for another client (who > had the NDA) already. > > Hawker
Hello Hawker, Is it this [ http://www.analog.com/en/prod/0,2877,BF533%252DHARDWARE,00.html ] that you are talking about? It comes with ADSP-BF533 processor and ADI classifies this kit under multimedia section too. Hope it is the right thing as i can see Micron MT9V002 Driver support with JPEG and MPEG encoder , decoder and documentation. However there is still overhead of ethernet, cann't see any Ethernet port there on the board and either on webpage;) And last but not least that NDA thing is really poor, and i need to do more effort before i decide to go for ADI gadget. I mean i can be happy to pay bit more but i want everything from me rather paying the royalties. regards, ali
On Jun 13, 6:14 am, Hawker
<Hawker{removethispa...@ashevillecommunity.org> wrote:
> On 6/12/2007 10:32 AM, The digits of Ali's hands composed the following: > > > > > On Jun 12, 3:43 am, Hawker > > <Hawker{removethispa...@ashevillecommunity.org> wrote: > >> Well if your going to develop with Micron CMOS imagers you first need to > >> see if they will give you an NDA. I have done a few Micron designs and > >> getting the NDA was by far the hardest part. > > >> So the way to do this is get the Micron Eval Head board for the imager > >> you pick from Avnet or Digikey or whatever. Once done pick an ADI black > >> Fin eval board. You will note, if you poke around on ADIs web site that > >> they have a daughter board to let the Micron Head Board directly bolt to > >> the Black Fin's PPI port. > > >> I am a fan of BlackFin over TI. FreeScale or other DSPs for this for > >> several reassons. > >> 1) Black Fin has a port called PPI which understands things like lines, > >> rows, black pixels and has a special DMA that makes interfacing to video > >> a breeze over other DSPs. > >> 2) The price is great > >> 3) There are more tools and support options for the ADI/Micron combo > >> than any others due, in part, to #1 and #2. > > >> You may also want to look at Avnet who has a special eval kit which is > >> based on an 2Mega Pixel Micron Imager (the one wiht built in JPG > >> compression) and an high end dual core - everything and the kitchen sink > >> Black Fin processor. Its a bit more expensive than the other options I > >> mentioned, but it works as is and is about $600. > > >> On 6/11/2007 5:21 AM, The digits of Ali's hands composed the following: > > >>> On Jun 9, 11:27 am, Ali <abdulra...@gmail.com> wrote: > >>>> On Jun 9, 6:39 am, Hawker > >>>> <Hawker{removethispa...@ashevillecommunity.org> wrote: > >>>>> There are some nice Black Fin dev boards for this. > >>>>> The 531 board can do that but is minimal, however it does have a > >>>>> daughter board that hooks to the Micron CMOS imager > >>>>> demo boards (is that what you meant by CMOS?) > >>>>> There is an "everthing and the kitchen sink" black fin board with a dual > >>>>> core black fin. I have not used it so I can't speak for that one I think > >>>>> it is a BF56x series part. > >>>>> Stay away from the BF535 it is a very old board. > >>>>> On 6/8/2007 3:32 PM, The digits of Ali's hands composed the following: > >>>>>> Any good development boards for putting the input of CMOS ( audiio/ > >>>>>> video ) over ethernet link? Thanks for suggestions and pointors;) I'm > >>>>>> happy with average frame rate as far as things are cost effective. > >>>>>> ali > >>>> Hawker, thanks for input. but ofcourse i meant micron by CMOS. > >>>> Honestly i don't know much about that as i was recommended by a friend > >>>> of mine. I heard there is something from TI (Texas Instruments) as > >>>> well, any idea about that development board? All i want to do is to > >>>> put the stream from web/usb cam to PC ;) > >>>> ali > >>> Don't know if this [http://focus.ti.com/docs/toolsw/folders/print/tmdxvsk642.html > >>> ] is the right thing or not but its way too expensive. I can see lots > >>> of development boardshttp://www.blackfin.org/developmentboards.php > >>> but honestly don't know how to pick one;) as kinda layman in this > >>> area. Our application will be more or less like video surveillance > >>> system , thanks for suggestions. > >>> ali > > > Hawker! many thanks for your kind response, and this time i've found > > everything with my head stuck in kitchen sink ;) > > > I hope by NDA you certainly meant non-disclosure agreement, which is > > not an issue at the moment. Because IMHO, one can find some > > replacements over the time once you have a working prototype in your > > kitchen. Did a little search at ADI [http://www.analog.com/] and > > ended up with the chip [http://www.analog.com/en/prod/0%2C2877%2CADSP%25252DBF561%2C00.html > > ] that you have mentioned in your earlier post. However, i could not > > find anything related to Micron for bolting it with daughter board. > > Any clue for that? > > > The Digital Video Surveillance Kit by Avnet Electronics [ > >http://em.avnet.com/evk/home/0,1719,RID%253D0%2526CID%253D35741%2526C... > > > 253D1%2526LID%253D32232%2526PRT%253D0%2526PVW%253D%2526BID > > %253DDF2%2526CTP%253DEVK,00.html > > ] looks fine to me although it is bit expensive. Fox board [ > >http://www.acmesystems.it/?id=4, runner thanks for tip;) ] is good > > one but it seems for hobbyist stuff, no doubt it comes with all > > goodies in a single pack of linux, so you don't need any separate > > entity to host webserver. Where as avnet module would be requiring > > another USB to Ethernet adapter hooked with another chip for > > webserver (TCP/IP). > > > Still in process of looking some good gadget to count on, with respect > > to price factor , easy to design and develop. > > > ali > > The only thing missing. The Micron CMOS to black fin was for the BF-53x > where X is 1 to 3. So look for ADSP BF-533 dev kits. The adapter was > part of that and it was an ADI based kit. I found it on there website > while looking at ADI Dev kits. I am sure your ADI and Micron reps can > point you to it, if you have any. > > As for NDA. Well you can't get the full Micron CMOS data sheet without > an NDA so designing for that part without an NDA is almost impossible. > Took me a few months for the lawyers to work out the NDA so good luck. > Micron does not seem to like giving them out even though I had several > decent volume designs pending and had done a few for another client (who > had the NDA) already. > > Hawker
Just noticed that for ethernet an easy solution might be the USB-LAN EZ-Extender Daughter Board [ http://www.analog.com/en/prod/0%2C2877%2CBF%25252DEXTENDERUL%2C00.html ]. Damn! what a dummy i am;) i can remember you saying all these things in your very first post. One thing more, we need to have the daughter board for MICRON , right? as there is no decent way to connect MICRON with ADSP-BF533 kit. cheers, ali