The allegro-vcu interface

The allegro-vcu interface enables access to the Allegro Video Core Unit, using a kernel module which directly controls hardware on the device.

This interface is intended primarily to be used with Ubuntu Core.

Interface documentation:
See Interface management and Supported interfaces for further details on how interfaces are used.

Developer details

Auto-connect: no

Xilinx offers IP for their devices to decode/encode video streams, by using /dev/allegroDecodeIP and /dev/allegroIP devices.

These operations should be considered privileged since the driver assumes trusted input, therefore require manual connection.

Code examples

The test code can be found in the snapd repository:

The source code for the interface is in the snapd repository: