1/23/2004 - Kane Computing (www.kanecomputing.com) announced the new NVDK (Networked Video Development Kit) board from ATEME based on Texas Instrument's (TI) newly released TMS320C64xTM 1GHz digital signal processors (DSP).
The NVDK evaluation boards have been tested by ATEME and MPEG-4 codecs have been optimised to run on the C64xTM 1GHz DSP. This board targets industries of broadcast head-end equipment and other high-end devices designers having high requirements of processing power for complex algorithms such as MPEG-4, H.264/AVC and WM9 video encoding.
"The TMS320C64x has always been the target of choice chosen by ATEME for high-end video applications. Due to the code compatibility of the high-performance C64x generation of DSPs, ATEME was able to optimise a new demo board in record time," said Marc Guillaumet, Marketing Director, ATEME. "TI's commitment to providing code-compatible devices simplifies our design and allows us to get the product out much quicker than expected."
The 1GHz clock rate strongly boosts existing and already optimised audio/video compression systems from ATEME. ATEME has a commitment to provide the industry's fastest with highest quality algorithms and systems around video and audio compression. TI's 1GHz DSPs not only bring higher performance and resolution, but also leave more headroom to integrate several functions in a single chip. These are specifically audio and video MPEG-4 compression, RTP/RTSP streaming and extra features related to a specific application. A demo of encode MPEG-4 ASP full D1 video and AAC audio together with streaming capabilities is available now. The TMS320C64x DSPs running at 1GHz will benefit to all ATEME catalogue products based on it.
ATEME Video Codecs and products evolve with 1GHz DSPs from Texas Instruments in highest performance combination ever Finally, the 1GHz DSP is expected to allow ATEME to run more complex algorithms such as the H.264/AVC codec, now under development at ATEME and of prime importance for the streaming servers and IPTV industry. The new 1GHz DSP, running ATEME codecs, widens horizons to new high-end vendor applications hosting a single DSP and enables manufacturers to design new lines of products as in broadcasting head-end, medical imaging and other video domains with processing power demanding infrastructures.
The new 1GHz version of the NVDK can be purchased from Kane Computing, ATEME's UK Distributor. The NVDK development kit remains available in 600MHz and 720MHz versions.
About Kane Computing Ltd
KCL has been providing Image Processing, DSP and high performance computing products for use in industry, education and research since 1987. The last few years has seen considerable growth within KCL in the high performance and Digital Signal Processing markets. KCL started life as Sension Advanced Computing, designing, manufacturing and supplying parallel processing products based around the Inmos transputer. In 1995 it became part of Kane International Ltd and subsequently changed its name to Kane Computing. In October 2001 Kane Computing became an independent Company, Kane Computing Ltd. KCL are now regarded as the primary source of fully supported development tools for Texas Instruments series of DSPs in the United Kingdom. KCL provide a whole range of products based around Texas Instrument's TMS320 range of DSP's. This includes starter kits, development systems, application boards and emulators. KCL has a policy of continual improvement and operates its business in accordance with the requirements of ISO9001:2000.
Ateme, headquartered in France (www.ateme.com ), is a world leading provider of hardware and software systems for audio and video compression on DSP. Ateme delivers custom services on top of its development boards and algorithms. Since 2002, Ateme centres its strategy on applicative toolkits which targets the specific markets of video-security, broadcast and consumer electronics. The result to OEM is a faster product design, a shorter time to market and total costs reduction. Ateme operates worldwide thanks to its distribution network : Europe, Japan, USA, Israel and Korea.
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