Kane Computing Offers YMagic's Pluto-3 Video Processing Platform

3/9/2006 - Targeting developers who are looking to implement high-end video processing and storage system under severe size constraints, YMagic Technologies recently announced availability of its new Pluto-3 video processing platform. Video processing system developers can now acquire a ready-to-use, open platform including hardware, software and video compression library, enabling them to focus on faster development and deployment of unique intellectual property.

The new Pluto-3 platform based on Texas Instruments' DSP-based digital media processors, supports extreme high-end video processing capabilities and offers an extensive peripherals suite. In addition to video and audio I/O, Ethernet and serial ports and Isolated I/Os, the Pluto-3 platform offers Hard Disk and USB memory interface. Thus complete video capture, processing, storage and transmission systems can be implemented using a single Pluto-3 unit, with no requirement for an additional controller. Sized at only 115x75mm, Pluto-3 may be introduced to most size-limited systems, including mobile, hand-carried and airborne applications.

The Pluto-3 is available both as an assembled unit and as a Production Package, complete with production file, board support package with drivers for all on-board components and production line verification software. Also available are hardware design files, guaranteeing complete developer independence. High level BSP software provides API for all system capabilities, allowing maximum flexibility. The package is further bundled with YMagic's high-quality MPEG-4 compression library, at no extra charge.

"YMagic's Galaxia family has enjoyed overwhelming popularity since its introduction six months ago. Addition of mass storage interface capabilities has been a requirement stated by many Galaxia customers," said Menashe Haskin, co-founder of YMagic Technologies. "The Pluto-3 platform extends the capabilities of the Galaxia, allowing implementation of video storage systems with no requirement for additional controllers, and reducing system complexity and overall design and production costs. YMagic has applied its vast experience with video processing systems to the Pluto-3 design, resulting in a field-ready, real-world application targeted platform."

The Pluto-3 video platform is based on Texas Instruments' TMS320DM642TM DSP-based digital media processors, and supports operation at up to 720MHz frequency, providing more than 5700 MIPS. The platform includes video and audio I/O, a rich communication suite including Ethernet, RS232 and RS485, Dry Contact I/O, Real Time Clock and Watch Dog timer, and high capacity memories. The platform further supports IDE Hard Disk Drives and USB FLASH memory devices. The platform, which operates from wide input voltage range, includes temperature sensor and software-controlled cooling device interface.

"We appreciate YMagic's commitment to TI's DM642 platform for its production-ready video security platform strategy, which adds new features in a size-optimized form factor," said Cyril Clocher, Texas Instruments DSP business development manager, EMEA. "By taking advantage of the many capabilities of the high-performance DM64x digital media processors - including utilizing the extra headroom for extended features - YMagic is able to satisfy customers' demands for industry-leading video security applications."

About YMagic Technologies
YMagic Technologies is a privately held design house developing leading edge DSP based processing platforms. Since 2002, YMagic focuses on development of Texas Instruments based products for video processing and video security applications. YMagic products offer a unique level of integration between hardware, software, and system capabilities. YMagic products allow OEM developers faster design, shorter time-to-market, and reduction of complete design costs.

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. Email: sales@kanecomputing.com

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