Jaluna, Ateme to Demonstrate Single-DSP Architecture for IP Set-Top Box

9/10/2004 - Jaluna, a provider of multiple operating system platform solutions, and Ateme, a European leading company in audio/video compression on DSP, announced that they will demonstrate a single-digital signal processor (DSP) architecture intended for IP set-top boxes at IBC 2004.

This solution is based on the combination of Jaluna/Linux RT-DSP, Texas Instruments (TI) DM642 digital media processor and Ateme’s audio and video decoders. Jaluna/Linux RT-DSP is based on Jaluna/OSwareTM, which enables to simultaneously run multiple application environments, including TI DSP/BIOSTM and Linux on a single hardware platform.

The combined architecture reduces hardware and associated deployment costs by running both video and audio codecs as well as Linux applications on a single DSP.

“Jaluna and Ateme have substantially grown the options available to DSP developers to leverage the power of our digital media processors,” said Arnaud Duclap, TI’s European DSP business development manager for video/imaging solutions. “Our DM64x generation of digital media processors offer unparalleled media processing power and flexibility, while maintaining system cost to a minimum with a rich set of on-board peripherals. Embedded Linux is the perfect complement to the power of the DSP and the combination of these with Ateme’s advanced audio and video decoders, will allow developers to create IP set-top boxes both faster and at lower cost.”

This IP Set-Top-Box presentation demonstrates how a single DSP-based system can provide the best of both worlds:

“Taking advantage of both Linux and DSP/BIOSTM to create a solution running on the same platform is a major technological step,” said Marc Guillaumet, marketing director, Ateme. “This successful partnership with Jaluna made it possible to get the unique low-cost IP set-top box on the market.”

The demonstration shows:

Michel Gien, CEO, Jaluna added: "New Internet consumer equipment such as IP set-top boxes need innovative and global software solutions to meet cost and time-to-market constraints. Our partnership with Ateme allows both open standard software and advanced MPEG-4 audio and video codecs simultaneously running on a single DSP architecture thanks to Jaluna/Linux RT-DSP. This technology association is at the heart of such global solutions."

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 centers its strategy on applicative market-oriented reference designs which target video-security, broadband and multimedia domains. The result for OEMs is a faster product design, a shorter time-to-market and overall costs reduction. Ateme operates worldwide thanks to its distribution network in Europe, Asia and North America.

About Jaluna
Jaluna develops and markets value-added software components and solutions that allow multiple application environments, including the operating system to co-exist and interoperate on the same hardware. This brings legacy application migration, real-time, availability and security to Linux-based network equipment, appliances and wireless terminals. Founded by Sun Microsystems Chorus team members, with a wealth of experience in developing and deploying real-time and high availability solutions, Jaluna paves the way for the development of current and next generation network infrastructure and connected devices.More information at www.jaluna.com

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