Sunday, April 15, 2012

Texas Instruments Implements JPEG 2000 HD on Multicore DSP

Texas Instruments is enabling a real-time HD JPEG 2000 codec on a multicore digital signal processor (DSP).

Specifically, four TI TMS320C6678 multicore DSPs with JPEG 2000 codecs are available on Advantech's, new DSPC-8681E half-length PCI express card, enabling it to support 2K/4K resolution video encoding/decoding. Because TI's C6678 DSP is entirely software based, switching codecs and parameters is seamless for developers, unlike on a FPGA.

"TI's new codec implementations on Advantech's PCIe-based video engines offer equipment manufacturers the true flexibility that an all software methodology brings to video processing," said David Lin, director DSP solutions, Advantech. "This allows them to deploy leading edge hardware today with product lifecycles significantly extended by software, resulting in a lower total-cost-of-ownership and future-proofed solutions for their customers."