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By Víctor Jáquez.
SysLink is a multi-core Inter-Processor Communication (IPC) software stack, pushed by Texas Instrument, where the developers could take advantage of asymmetric multiprocessing with several heterogeneous processors running different instances of operating system, whether Linux or any other flavor of RT OS.
In the realm of the multimedia processing, this mechanism offloads the CPU-intensive (de)codification tasks from the host processor, enhancing the user experience, particularly in embedded devices, where specialized processing units could be stored on SoCs.
This talk will describe the main SysLink components (Linux kernel API, RCM modules, etc.) and how we could map those concepts into GStreamer elements, providing hardware accelerated multimedia, but without the burden of OpenMAX. The target SoC is the OMAP4 using a panda-board.