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TI’s sexy new chip: 8 simultaneous channels -
TI’s sexy new chip: 8 simultaneous channels
Written by Chris Forrester
Sunday, 07 February 2010 04:30
Texas Instrument has unveiled its latest powerful ‘DaVinci’ video chip.
This is an impressive device. Snappily named as its TMS320-DM6467T chip (why can’t they call it Mavis, or Fred or something?) this is Texas Inst’s top of the range DaVinci high-speed processor, capable of handling H264 video at 1080p, and at 60 frames/second. It’s a 1 GHz single-chip video processor that can multi-task quite easily.
The processor, says TI, “also provides optimized imaging support and the advanced video processing capabilities required to support up to eight simultaneous channels of H.264 D1 real-time video encoding. The DM6467T offers developers the ability to create multi-format video supporting multiple channels, superior compression technology and advanced processing capabilities such as analytics. It also substantially lowers system cost while increasing system functionality and offering flexibility with a programmable on-chip digital signal processor (DSP).”