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Video processor delivers H.264 1080p at 60fps

Posted: 16 Mar 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:TI DaVinci? video processor? DSP? H.264?

Texas Instruments Inc. is offering a new DaVinci video processor designed to meet the demand for increased digital video quality, higher resolution and faster frame rates for video communications and security applications.

The 1GHz DM6467T is a single-chip processor that enables networked digital video applications to decode high-definition (HD) H.264 (1080p at 60fps). The processor also provides optimized imaging support and the advanced video processing capabilities required to support up to eight simultaneous channels of H.264 D1 real-time video encoding with solution from a third party.

The DM6467T offers developers the ability to create multi-format video supporting multiple channels, superior compression technology and advanced processing capabilities such as analytics. It also substantially lowers system cost while increasing system functionality and offering flexibility with a programmable on-chip DSP. Designed to improve performance in every capacity, the DM6467T combines 37 percent higher processing performance than the DM6467 with improved video co-processors and higher speed peripherals to create a scalable architecture for video surveillance, HD video conferencing, multi-format digital media adaptors, real-time digital video recorders and digital signage.

The new DaVinci video processor features combined performance of a 1GHz C64x+ DSP and 500MHz ARM926EJ-S and supports eight simultaneous channels of H.264 D1 real-time video encoding with solution from a third party. The device's faster DDR2 interface at 400MHz facilitates higher bandwidth for more efficient video throughput. In addition, the two integrated 500MHz high-definition video/imaging co-processors accelerate video processing and increase application efficiency.

The processor's faster 150 MHz video port interface also supports 1080p capture/display. Also, it includes a PCI bus increased to 66MHz for faster data transfer. The device offers ready for use, off-the-shelf video analytics function libraries. Hardware and software compatibility with the TMS320DM6467, announced in December 2007, enables easy migration to the DM6467T. High level of integration further reduces system cost, complexity, power and size.

The TMS320DM6467T is available for sampling and is priced at $106.95 in quantities of 1,000 units. The TMDXEVM6467T evaluation module (EVM) comes complete with software, tools and demonstration applications enabling developers to evaluate video processing algorithms and chip performance as well as immediately begin application development. Board support software includes an Open Source Linux Git, DSP/BIOS Link and frameworks for audio/video and codec engines. The DM6467T EVM is available for $1,995 and is software and hardware compatible with the DM6467 processor and EVM. TI will also be offering a TMDXSDV6467T daughter card for backward display compatibility with the DM6467 evaluation module, sold separately.

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