Developers can now deliver pixel-perfect images at up to 720p H.264 at 30fps in their digital video designs without concerns of video format support, constrained network bandwidth, limited system storage capacity or cost with the new TMS320DM365 digital media processor based on DaVinci technology from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). With multi-format HD video, the DM365 also features a suite of peripherals saving developers on system costs.
This ARM9-based DM365 device offers speeds up to 300 MHz and supports production-qualified H.264, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, MJPEG and VC1/WMV9 codecs providing customers with the flexibility to select the right video codec for their application. These codecs are driven from video accelerators offloading compression needs from the ARM core so that developers can utilize the most performance from the ARM for their application. Video surveillance designers achieve greater compression efficiency providing more storage without straining the network bandwidth. Developers of media playback and camera-driven applications, such as video doorbells, digital signage, digital video recorders, portable media players and more can ensure interoperability as well as product scalability by taking advantage of the full suite of codecs supported on the DM365.
Along with multi-format HD video, the DM365 enables seamless interface to most additional external devices required for video applications. The image sensor interface is flexible enough to support CCD, CMOS, and various other interfaces such as BT.656, BT1120. The DM365 also offers a high level of integration with HD display support including, 3 built-in 10-bit HD Analog Video Digital to Analog Converters (DACs), DDR2/mDDR, Ethernet MAC, USB 2.0, integrated audio, Host Port Interface (HPI), Analog to Digital Converter, and many more features saving developers on overall system costs as well as real estate on their circuit boards allowing for a slimmer, sleeker design.