"From what I understand, the idea of the Vidor was that you could use pre-built blocks on the FPGA via an Arduino sketch and they would do the heavy lifting for you. This is all well and good, but if we want to write our own HDL code, I don't know how to colocate it on the board with the pre-built blocks. There must be a way, but idk how you would handle conflicting pin usage."
I don't know deeply the intention of inventors and what the people around the world
is doing with Vidor.
I don't know anything about the business.
What I can imagine is that the Vidor users fall into the following categories:
1- A new toy is born, buy it, try something downloading all the examples available, then
2- This is what I was waiting for, I can give the start to my ideas on video streaming etc.
I use Vidor to make a real final product to make business.
3- What a incredible CPU+FPGA+WiFi in a single little board, a lot of my projects can fit in
that board; I begin to use it in all projects I can, but I want to focus on my designs,
otherwise I continue to use several separated pieces ready to use as I did so far --- it's me ---
4- the outstanding hackers, non secrets for them, the hacking is the fun, it is the purpose
Well, 4 is out of the following reasoning.
If 2 >> 1+3 I cannot see the reason why the Vidor inventors cannot give me the single IP core
I need, because they have already developed it. I can pay for it ... but less than the Vidor price
If 1 >> 2+3 ... okay, I understand why the inventors don't reply to my requests.
If 3 >> 1+2 ... go to the first "if"
Surely I'm wrong because I don't know anything about business and purpose of the Vidor
creation, but it seems to me the three "if" are legitimate.
What do you think about?