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Processor supports full HD 1080p H.264 encoding

Posted: 16 Apr 2010     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:video processor  HD video  codec 

Texas Instruments Inc.'s extended line of DM36x DaVinci generation portable encoding solutions offer 40 percent boost in ARM performance enabling advanced application APIs for high-definition video processing and sophisticated user experiences. The new TMS320DM368 video processor supports full HD 1080p H.264 encoding.

The DM368 is well-suited for many video-based applications, including HD video cameras, real-time digital video recorders, HD video communications systems and digital signage. The DM368 provides multi-format HD video, including VC1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MJPEG and H.264 up to 1080p at 30fps encoding. Multi-format decode, multi-rate, multi-stream and HD multi-channel are also supported. Audio, speech and other HD video codecs are available for the DM368 to allow greater flexibility and decreased design complexity. Because the DM368 is pin-to-pin and software compatible enabling a full line of products from D1, 720p and up to 1080p 30 with TI's TMS320DM365 DaVinci video processor, it allows TI customers to build scalable product lines that support a variety of codecs and leverage their DM365 investments to accelerate their design cycle and time-to-market.

The TMS320DM368 features ARM926EJ-S core that delivers a more than 40 per cent boost—up to 432 MHz—while offloading the video encode/decode functions to the integrated HD video accelerators for optimal system performance. The processor also includes integrated peripherals that enable (EMAC, USB 2.0 Phy, 16bit DDR2, 16kHz voice codec, real time clock and three 10bit DACs) smaller board size and system cost savings of more than 20 per cent.

The device is packed with royalty-free, production-ready, stand-alone audio and speech codecs (MP3, WMA, AAC LC, G.711, and an acoustic echo canceller) and multi-format, multi-rate, multi-stream HD video with royalty-free video codecs (H.264, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 JPEG, and VC1/WMV9) to decrease design complexity and accelerate time-to-market. Extended temperature versions are available for the DM368 processor, as well as the DM365 processor, allowing a temperature range of -40°C to 85°C.

The TMS320DM368 DaVinci video processor is available for sampling and is priced at Rs.1,339.13 ($29) in 1,000-unit quantities.

Customers can leverage the pin-to-pin and software compatibility of the DM365 platform and immediately begin development using the TMDXEVM365 EVM which is also available for order entry now priced at Rs.27,475.32 ($595). Also available is the TMS320DM365 DVSDK v. 3.10 with Linux open source code.

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