AMP/THUNDER Set Top Box Reference Design Offers One Stop Solution

4/25/2005 - AMP-THUNDER from Ateme is the one stop solution for Audio and Video decoding for applications such as Set Top Boxes. Whilst using the AMP-THUNDER as a development platform, hardware re-design can be started based on pdf schematics or optional ORCAD files.

Video decoding libraries include MPEG-4-ASP, H.264, MPEG-2SD and Windows Media 9.

This complete package provides all necessary hardware (AMP processing board and MMIO, video, audio and peripherals input/output board) and Hard Disk Drive (HDD) plus software. This includes development tools, Embedded Linux Development Kit (ELDK) and a complete Set Top Box (STB) application example in source code, plus audio decoders (MPEG1 layer 3, MPEG2 layer 2, MPEG4 AAC and WMA), RTP/RTSP, mux libraries, audio/video synchronisation (on AAC) and video decoders (MPEG4, H.264, WM9, MPEG-2).

The AMP processing board used a dual processor hardware design. (Motorola MPC5200 GPP and TI DM642 DSP). The GPP provides a much wider range of peripherals that would be possible with a DSP only solution, including USB, RS485/422, R5232, CAN interface, digital I/O and ATA-33.

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. 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. KCL is a member of TI (Texas Instruments) third party network and is now regarded as the primary source of fully supported development tools for Texas Instruments series of DSPs in the United Kingdom. KCL provides 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. Web:

About Ateme
Ateme, headquartered in France (, 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, Asia and North America.

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