Sunday, December 2, 2007

TI Delivers Single-Chip, Real-Time HD Video Transcoding

Texas Instruments (TI) introduced a new DaVinci digital media processor for video transcoding in media gateways, multi-point control units, digital media adaptors, video security DVRs and IP set-top boxes.

The new DaVinci processor is a DSP-based system-on-chip (SoC) specifically tuned for real-time, multi-format, high-definition (HD) video transcoding. It integrates an ARM926EJ-S core and 600 MHz C64x+ DSP core along with a high-definition video co-processor, conversion engine and targeted video port interfaces. TI said the design delivers a 10x performance improvement over previous generation processors to perform simultaneous, multi-format HD encode, decode and transcoding up to H.264 HP@L4 (1080p 30fps, 1080i 60fps, 720p 60fps).