26C3 - 26C3 1.15

26th Chaos Communication Congress
Here be dragons

Sébastien Bourdeauducq
Day Day 2 - 2009-12-28
Room Saal3
Start time 16:00
Duration 01:00
ID 3350
Event type Lecture
Track Making
Language used for presentation English


An open hardware video synthesis platform

An FPGA-based open-hardware video synthesis platform.

The project develops a stand-alone device in a small form factor that is capable of rendering MilkDrop-esque visuals effects in real time, with a high level of interaction with many sensors and using live audio and video streams as a base. The flexibility of the FPGA used as a central component enables advanced users to modify the design, and also permits compact integration of many interfaces (Ethernet, OSC, MIDI, DMX512, video inputs), making Milkymist™ a platform of choice for the mobile VJ. But Milkymist™ is more than a visual synthesizer - it is also one of the leading open source system-on-chip designs. It is today the fastest open source system-on-chip capable of running Linux, and it comes with an extensive set of features and graphics accelerators. The IP cores that make up the system-on-chip are entirely written in open source synthesizable Verilog HDL and come with test benches and documentation, which makes Milkymist™ a great library of re-usable logic cores to serve as a base for other open source hardware. Project homepage: http://www.milkymist.org The conference focuses on the technical aspects of the project. Live demonstration included !

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