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Optimized for digital video systems, TI’s DaVinci-based digital media processor portfolio includes Digital Signal Processing SoCs, multimedia codecs and frameworks. These integrated components are the industry’s first complete offering of an open platform.
Digital media processors based on DaVinci technology are based on the industry’s leading digital signal processing technology from TI and are scalable and programmable. The portfolio includes DSP-based digital media processors, ARM® processors and DSP-based systems-on-chips (SoCs), which include accelerators and peripherals. All digital media processors are optimized to match the price, performance and feature requirements for a broad spectrum of digital video end equipments.
These processors are available today (TMS320DM647, TMS320DM648, TMS320DM643x, TMS320DM6446, TMS320DM355, TMS320DM6467) and they have been adopted in the following digital video markets:
• Digital cameras
• Video telephones
• Automotive infotainment
• Video security
• Portable media players
• Medical imaging
• Networked video for emerging applications
• Media Gateways
• Multi-Point Control Units
• Digital Media Adaptors
• Digital Video Servers and Recorders
• HD Applications
Development Tools and Software
TI’s digital media processors offer a set of development tools for a variety of applications spaces and designs, including low-cost starter kits, complete development kits and even reference designs.
In addition to development tools, a complete software infrastructure ranging from low-level drivers to application APIs, makes it possible for developers to implement digital video without having to focus resources on writing and optimizing codecs and programming a DSP. APIs mask the complex hardware and software details of implementing codecs from developers, enabling them to interchange multimedia codecs without having to modify application code.
When creating applications, developers are able to write to industry-recognized APIs for storage, networking and video interfaces leveraging standard OS development environments such as Linux, MontaVista™ Linux, Green Hills INTEGRITY™, Green Hills VelOSity, QNX Neutrino and Microsoft Windows® CE. OEMs are still empowered to access and develop directly on the DSP and/or the ARM processor should they choose. The result is that developers are able to take advantage of the SoC’s performance and focus on developing value-added features.