Sunday, March 30, 2008

Texas Instruments Adds OMAP Multimedia Coprocessor for Mobile Phones

Texas Instruments has expanded its OMAP processor portfolio to include a line of coprocessors

that boost the multimedia and imaging performance of mobile phones. The newest device in this family is the OMAP-DM510 coprocessor which provides support for up to eight megapixel still images and DVD-quality video capabilities. TI said the coprocessor delivers the performance necessary to take high quality images and video by using an embedded image signal processor (ISP) and video processors along with an ARM processor. Along with advanced imaging capabilities, the OMAP-DM product line also offers high quality video, supporting up to DVD quality video at 30 frames per second for various video standards, including MPEG4 and H.264. Sampling is underway.