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.
See Interface management and Supported interfaces for further details on how interfaces are used.
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.
The test code can be found in the snapd repository: https://github.com/snapcore/snapd/blob/master/interfaces/builtin/allegro_vcu_test.go
The source code for the interface is in the snapd repository: https://github.com/snapcore/snapd/blob/master/interfaces/builtin/allegro_vcu.go
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