How to modify ASCAL to pad core image before scaling?

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How to modify ASCAL to pad core image before scaling?

Unread post by justaguy »

I've been trying to find a way to add padding to the left and right sides of a core's image before it gets scaled (this allows for soft rather than razor-sharp edges). I've been able to do this for some individual cores by fiddling with the DE/HBlank signals, but that doesn't always work and I'd like to have a more general solution anyway, hence ASCAL.

I've figured out how to increase the input line width:

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IF i_iauto='1' THEN
    -- Auto-size
    i_hmax<=i_himax+4; <<<<<
    IF i_pvs='1' AND i_vs_pre='0' AND (i_inter='0' OR i_pfl='0') THEN
    END IF;

However, there's no obvious way to center the core output within the increased width, so I can only pad the right side. Any ideas? I'd want to add two pixels of padding on each side regardless of the core's output width.

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