DaVinci DM385 based Car DVR (Dashboard Camera) RDK


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Car DVRs, also known as car black boxes and dashboard cameras, are an aftermarket car accessory designed to deal with the unpredictability of other drivers on the road and drivers’ misinterpretation of traffic rules. By recording live streams from the front and rear of the vehicle, car DVRs provide information to insurance companies, the legal system and others in the event of an accident.

The latest DaVinci video processors from Texas Instruments enable car DVRs with two-channel, full HD (1080p) video captures in real-time (30fps). The processors integrate high-end features such as H264 encode, SD card storage, GPS/3-axis G-shock sensor and easy-to-up backup and PC software.

TI’s Car DVR is based on the DaVinci DM385 is available through our third party partner, nSketch.

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Car DVR Reference Design

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  • After-market automobile security
  • Driver-assist camera system
Board size 80mm x 60mm
Development environment Linux based software development kit
Memory 16-bit NAND Flash
More info UART based debug interface
Price (USD) Per Unit $1195
Processor DaVinci DM385

What's Included

  • 1 box
  • 1 DM38x based Car DVR board
  • 1 front-camera sensor+lens
  • 1 rear-camera sensor + lens
  • 3.5” LCD
  • 1 USB-to-MHL cable to connect rear sensor to Car DVR main board
  • 1 power adaptor
  • 1 debug board and ribbon cable to connect debug board to Car DVR main board
  • 1 serial port cable for debug interface on PC


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DaVinci DM385 based Car DVR (Dashboard Camera) RDK



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Part Number Name Product Family Sample & Buy Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
DM385  DaVinci Digital Media Processor  Digital signal processors (DSP)  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
DM388  DaVinci Digital Media Processor  Digital signal processors (DSP)  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules

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DM385 FC/CSP (AAR)| 609 Download -

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