Summer of code 2006

Adam Jackson ajax at
Mon Apr 24 15:19:22 PDT 2006

On Monday 24 April 2006 16:29, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Hi,
> How about making external TMDSes on radeon X?00 cards work ?
> 1. dual-head dvi cards are not so uncommon now
> 2. so are screens requiring dual-link dvi

This is a more or less reasonable idea on its own, but I think there's some 
practical issues with making it an SoC project.  Assuming the TMDS controller 
is documented, this really shouldn't be a three-month effort.  Whereas if 
it's not documented, then this turns into a potentially unbounded 
reverse-engineering timeframe, with no guarantee of being able to produce 

Plus, the idea here is to have a learning experience for the student as well, 
and TMDS controllers just aren't that complicated in principle, so it's not 
clear to me that this would be a big win on either side.  I could see 
including this as a bonus effort as part of a larger project, but as the sole 
component... maybe not.

- ajax
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