Planning for a forum/web portal exclusively for DSP users

Hi all,

I was looking at creating some web portal / forum to address the
openness of DSP and give an opportunity for others to write articles,
talk about DSP issues, make more data available on IPCs, frameworks,
tools, etc.

This will be more Linux user friendly site for DSP, basically to get
DSP developers to work with Linux and get Linux developers to work
with DSP in a much easier and open environment.

I am looking at owning some domain names, I found opendsp.com
available but opendsp seem to be (tm) from some others. Can you
suggest some good domain names that fits this initiative?

Kindly suggest your thoughts on this initiative.

Regards,
Khasim

dspsource
dspfreaks

-Deven

Thanks Deven, More such names are welcome. It would also be good to
get some inputs on what content we feel is good for us ?

I can request support from the owners of the module to get on to this
and give some talks or presentations or articles, discussion, give
some the inside story, roadmap etc.

Regards,
Khasim

Since I suspect it will be strongly TI focused anyway, how about
opentidsp or something like that?

Philip

Good one, thanks.

Philip, you being one of the good users of TI DSPs, do you mind being
one of the author on this site. Can you please have some article /
data on some topic of your interest "DSP specific" :slight_smile:

I will get this domain registered and hosted next week. May be we can
start identifying the right authors and content that will help others
to get onto DSP.

Regards,
Khasim

It would be an awesome idea to regroup information on the beagleboard
DSP because it is somewhat scattered.

One good resource I found to get setup was

http://www.pixhawk.ethz.ch/wiki/tutorials/omap/dsp_toolchain

Mark

Really good one. Yes, we are loosing such important info and many
things are told in random sites that could be linked here. or start
writing ...

It is a open site, please take a slot of your own like a column, or a
weekly or some thing and keep it going. I need few moderators and a
process to review the content before/after it gets published here.

Regards,
Khasim

Syed Mohammed, Khasim wrote:

Hi all,

I was looking at creating some web portal / forum to address the
openness of DSP and give an opportunity for others to write articles,
talk about DSP issues, make more data available on IPCs, frameworks,
tools, etc.

This will be more Linux user friendly site for DSP, basically to get
DSP developers to work with Linux and get Linux developers to work
with DSP in a much easier and open environment.

I am looking at owning some domain names, I found opendsp.com
available but opendsp seem to be (tm) from some others. Can you
suggest some good domain names that fits this initiative?

why not expand this one:

  <http://wiki.davincidsp.com/index.php?title=Main_Page&gt;

I do't see the point in making yet another forum, instead I would try
to merge the (few) resources out there is a central place.

Good, that you asked this question. Even I made some analysis on the
data available on TI DSPs across the net.
I see good sites like insidedsp, dsponline, dsprelated, dspguru, comp.dsp, etc.

Most of them are hardcore DSP which I don't understand as a Linux
developer, but I like the work going on in the other world. We need to
find a forum where we teach the DSP world to get onto Linux and merge
there content/work with ours.

On the other hand, we are bit hesitant to look at DSP due to the
unfriendly and closed - NON sharing ,... nature of it.

My goal is to bring these worlds together and wiki will not help in
getting there. I see a big effort but lets start.

Again like beagleboard, it is personal hobby to get it there. You know
how TI works with DSP software / IPC ...:slight_smile:

Regards,
Khasim

> Syed Mohammed, Khasim wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I was looking at creating some web portal / forum to address the
>> openness of DSP and give an opportunity for others to write articles,
>> talk about DSP issues, make more data available on IPCs, frameworks,
>> tools, etc.
>>
>> This will be more Linux user friendly site for DSP, basically to get
>> DSP developers to work with Linux and get Linux developers to work
>> with DSP in a much easier and open environment.
>>
>> I am looking at owning some domain names, I found opendsp.com
>> available but opendsp seem to be (tm) from some others. Can you
>> suggest some good domain names that fits this initiative?
>
> why not expand this one:
>
> <http://wiki.davincidsp.com/index.php?title=Main_Page&gt;
>
> I do't see the point in making yet another forum, instead I would try
> to merge the (few) resources out there is a central place.

Good, that you asked this question. Even I made some analysis on the
data available on TI DSPs across the net.
I see good sites like insidedsp, dsponline, dsprelated, dspguru, comp.dsp,
etc.

Most of them are hardcore DSP which I don't understand as a Linux
developer, but I like the work going on in the other world. We need to
find a forum where we teach the DSP world to get onto Linux and merge
there content/work with ours.

On the other hand, we are bit hesitant to look at DSP due to the
unfriendly and closed - NON sharing ,... nature of it.

My goal is to bring these worlds together and wiki will not help in
getting there. I see a big effort but lets start.

Again like beagleboard, it is personal hobby to get it there. You know
how TI works with DSP software / IPC ...:slight_smile:

Regards,
Khasim

Is there going to be any attempt at introducing some sort of sanity between
all the different DSP interfaces (bridge vs link)? I know this is a thorny
issue.

This should get resolved with SYSLINK 2.0, there will be only one type
of module to interface between ARM / DSP. But this will happen only at
end of this year. And no plans yet for OMAP L 138 processors.

I think it is difficult to influence on anything as individuals, but
with a forum and community we can get things resolved in a better way.

Actually we have lot of experts on this list who have product
knowledge and superb knowledge of DSP - its only matter of combining
those ideas and getting it executed. I wonder why Linux Community
never gave a ARM DSP IPC standards.... and rely on TI to make their
own assumptions.

As you would know we get different processors from different groups
and therefore different s/w teams - this was the reason for early gaps
and alignment, we have to fix this by forming a external standard body
of acceptance for DSP software. You, Vladimir, Philip, Hiroshi, (list
doesn't end here...) and many can influence a lot on this, I prefer
we use opentidsp.com to voice our concerns and set standards.

Regards,
Khasim

It would be great to open up the still niche area of DSP programming.
I thing the open source community can contribute a lot in terms on
standardizing things on the DSP side of things. It is a shame that we
have not been able to extract the full potential of OMAP by just
sticking to the App. processor side.
Kozak

Good idea khasim. Yeah one thing is obviously we need to create a
platform for
dsp developers to learn more about linux or linux developers getting
involved in dsp
stuff. Right thing to start away is to bring on-board guys working on
various OMAP class
dev boards (davinci, beagle) at various levels (apps,dsp).

Anyways lets hope we see the portal live n kicking soon!
Hey, to add i just got my beagle, need to explore yet....this group
discussions and wiki helped me for initial traction:)
I would surely contribute as and when i have some thing to share.

Thanks
Vamsi Sistla

With all your suggestions and interest, I got a domain registered as
www.dspisopen.com (not operational yet).

I initially tried to get opentidsp as we had discussed on list but
using "TI" will bring in TI process and management which becomes
difficult for people like us to handle. So, I dropped "TI" from the
name.

I have some plans that I will bring up in coming days, but any
thoughts on bringing this forum up & useful will be really beneficial.

Just give what you want on this site, lets discuss and add it here. As
discussed the theme for this site is to

Get DSP programmers working on Linux and Dual core systems and have
Linux developers understand the ease and use of DSP. "Bridge the Gap
between Linux and DSP processing"

Thanks for all your support so far. Looking forward for more .....

Regards,
Khasim