Z3-DM8168-PCI-RPS PCI Express Starter Kit (System On Module (SOM))

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Solution Description & Supported Functionality

The Z3-DM8168-PCI-RPS is a set of hardware boards, software tools, and applications designed to enable the rapid development of media-centric PCI Express applications. It contains bundled software with all of the necessary components for the user to quickly develop their own advanced multimedia, graphics, and DSP applications. The Z3-DM8168-APP-2x application board includes 1 HDMI 1080p60 input, 1 Component / Analog Audio input, and 1 HDMI 1080p60 output. It includes a 2-lane PCIe interface that can plug into a 4-lane or 16-lane PCIe slot or a 1-lane PCIe slot with open back. The Z3-DM8168-PCI-RPS is designed so that standalone operation is possible. The system can be developed and tested independently from any hosts. The DM8168-APP-2x board contains independent power, serial console, USB, Ethernet and SATA jacks providing a direct connection to these DM8168 peripherals.

  • -Parallel encode of up to 1080p video encode through HDMI and 1080i encode through component -Standalone operation independent of PCIe host makes an easy development environment -Easily controlled through RS-232 or HTTP

System On Module (SOM) Parameters
Price Call for Pricing
Form Factor 68 x 108
Max Memory Supported (MB) 1024
Max NAND (MB) 256
Max NOR (MB) 0
Max RAM (MB) 0
O/S Support Linux
Connectivity Interfaces GigE PCIe USB STA2 and RS-232
Commercial Range Y
Extended Range Y
Industrial Range Y
Framework/Middleware Z3 Multimedia Framework based upon SDK
System On Module (SOM) Details

Has the complete system been tested? Yes
Is working hardware available? Yes
Is working software available? Yes
Hardware Specifications -Size: 89mm x 168mm -Interfaces: HDMI, Component, RGB and Analog Audio -Additional Interfaces: GigE, PCIe, SATA2, USB and RS-232
Software Specifications -Linux 2.6, u-boot, root file-system, NAND boot, tool chain and flash programming tool -Fully integrated hardware and software audio/video system -Ready to use, out of the box commands for encoding, decoding and streaming -Supports H.264 multichannel in all video resolutions from QCIF to 1080p60 -Fully controllable parameters including: resolution, max bit rate, GOP and on-the-fly bit rate control
Trade-off Analysis -Input Power: 12V -Typical Power Consumption: 12W
Development Tools -Open source embedded Linux debugger and compiler
Component Selection DM8168 TLV320AIC32IRHBR THS7368 MSP430F2012IPW TPS51200 TPS53126PW TPS65001 74LV11APWR 74LVC1G10DCK
Design & Manufacturing Details

Customized Engineering Design Services
Design services that apply to this solution

  • Electrical Design
  • Software (Application)
  • Software (Embedded)
  • Certification -  FCC , CE

Manufacturing Services
Manufacturing Services that apply to this solution

  • Prototyping
  • Low-Volume Or Pilot Runs
  • High-Volume Or Mass Production
  • Turnkey Product Design/ODM/CDM Services
Supported Business Model

Product Sale


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TI Product Family Used in the Solution
  • DSP + ARM Cortex-A8
  • DaVinci DM81x SOC
  • DaVinci Video Processors
  • Digital Signal Processors
  • Communications Equipment
  • Industrial
Support Information

A list and links to documentation relevant to the solution, including schematics, board layout suggestions.

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