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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Texas Instruments Accelerates Development of Digital Video Applications

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When creating applications, developers are able to write to industry-recognized APIs for storage, networking and video interfaces leveraging standard OS development environments. OEMs are still empowered to access and develop directly on the DSP and ARM should they choose. The result is that developers are able to take advantage of the SoC's performance and focus on developing their own value-added features.

"DaVinci technology gives developers flexible combinations of components to quickly create high-performance and production-tested designs without getting bogged down in the details of video implementation," said Greg Mar ,DSP SoC platform manager, TI. "DaVinci technology will be implemented into awide variety of applications, such as videophones, video security systems, and innovative devices that will take advantage of simplified digital video implementation."

Complete System Tools and Support Enable Implementation

Developers can begin evaluation and implementation of the DM644x deviceswith the Digital Video Evaluation Module (DVEVM). The DVEVM contains the MontaVista Linux Professional Edition, which allows developers to begin code development immediately. In addition, the DVEVM includes a NTSC/PAL camera,LCD screen, pre-wired video encode and decode codec demos and the ability tocreate new demos with original video streams. The DVEVM also offers connectivity to video input/outputs, networking interfaces, storage interfacesand standard daughter card connections, so developers can use the DVEVM for their application prototypes. Using the DVEVM, developers can write production-ready application code for the ARM and access the DSP core using DaVinci APIs to begin application development immediately for both the DM6443 and DM6446.

Code Composer Studio(TM) Integrated Development Environment supportingTMS320DM644x devices is also available now giving design engineers the flexibility to work with the tool chain they are most familiar with. DaVinci products are backed by TI and its third party network that is able to offer video system expertise to customers worldwide.

In addition to TI's DaVinci products and digital signal processors, thecompany offers a complete portfolio of high-performance analog products forvideo applications. For example, TI provides high-performance clocking solutions, high-speed video amplifiers and power management products designed for the unique requirements of digital video.


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