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

Texas Instruments Launches New Development Platform for DaVinci Technology to Speed Development of Digital Video Products

via PRNewswire

As an added value to developers embracing the open source operating system community, the DM6437 DVDP includes Virtual Logix's Linux at no cost and royalty free. It also includes an evaluation version of Virtual Logix Real-TimeVirtualization(TM) software. VLX for Digital Multimedia v2.0 combines the performance and existing applications base of TI's DSP/BIOS kernel with the comprehensive networking, GUI and general purpose features of the Linux operating system -- all running on a single low-cost DSP. DM643x developerscan evaluate the power of Virtual Logix's VLX for Digital Multimedia v2.0 through a demo application showing Linux and the DSP/BIOS kernel included inthe DM643X DVDP.

Rounding out the software offering is the DM6437 SoC Analyzer, TI's high-level system tuning and visibility tool which enables developers to visualize SoC streaming data rather than be limited to post-mortem static data analysis. Capturing and graphically displaying system interactions and load distribution, isolate bottlenecks, identify unexpected behaviors, and benchmark application performance, developers are able to maximize efficiency and overall performance while eliminating tedious manual data collection and comparison.

See a Demonstration of the DVDP at TIDC

A demonstration of the new DVDP will be featured at the TI Developer Conference (TIDC) in booth #107. TIDC is the industry's leading annual event featuring the latest in advanced digital signal processing, high-performance analog and microcontroller system designs. TIDC Worldwide 2007 will be held March 7 - 9, 2007 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas , Texas. The conference offers hands-on interaction and intensive educational sessions with cutting-edge products designed to empower the development of the next-generation of video, audio, communications and industrial applications. For more information, visit

Availability and Pricing

The DM6437 DVDP (TMDXVDP6437) is currently available in beta for $495. Codecs and additional software licenses, which are required for production, are available through any of TI's Authorized Software Providers (ASPs). Production Licenses for the VLX for Digital Multimedia, v2.0 are available directly from VirtualLogix. For more information about TI's DaVinci technology offerings, including digital media software, authorized software providers and video system development tools, see For more information on VirtualLogix VLX for Digital Multimedia,

About Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments Incorporated provides innovative DSP and analog technologies to meet our customers' real world signal processing requirements. In addition to Semiconductor, the company includes the Education Technology business. TI is headquartered in Dallas , Texas, and has manufacturing, designor sales operations in more than 25 countries.

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