Texas Instruments (TI) unvieled the DM368IPNC-MT5 Internet Protocol (IP) camera reference design. The DM368IPNC-MT5 camera reference design provides low power, high definition (HD) video processing for video surveillance applications. The DM368IPNC-MT5 IP camera reference design with H.264 main profile 1080p at 30 frames per second (fps) offers compression in a full HD solution, with the complete camera utilizing only three Watts. The IP camera reference design is based on a new DaVinci video processor. The DM368IPNC-MT5 IP camera reference design is available for USD $995.
DM368IPNC-MT5 IP Camera Reference Design Highlights
- Flexibility to support a variety of video formats, including:
- H.264 main profile 1080p at 30 fps or 720p at 60 fps
- MPEG-4 up to 720p at 60 fps
- MJPEG at 5 MP at 15 fps
- New DaVinci video processor provides 30 percent more ARM host processing performance over previous generations, offering more headroom for differentiation and video analytics.
- Power-efficient reference design utilizes only three Watts and includes a TI Power over Ethernet (PoE) solution, the TPS23753.
- On-chip, fifth generation of TI’s ISP solution eliminates the need for an external ISP or the purchase of expensive optics to achieve high-quality images. Also, customers do not have to create their own custom algorithms, which are time and resource intensive.
- Software implementations on the ISP provide video stabilization, face detection, noise filtering, auto white balance, auto focus, auto exposure and edge enhancement, as well as other video processing features for quality enhancements and image improvements.
- The reference design includes a full complement of analog ICs, ranging from power management to interface devices from TI, providing a complete system solution to reduce development time.
- Developed with and available from Appro Photoelectron Inc.
Reference Design Royalty Free Linux Application Software Package
- ISP Tuning Tool 1.0, which can be utilized to tune the existing sensor that is included with the reference design or with customers’ own developed sensor board.
- PSIA 1.0 support that guarantees connectivity with PSIA-compliant systems, thereby providing easier implementation and plug-n-play connectivity.
- AES encryption offers greater protection and privacy for video streams, enhancing the security of the users’ end system. Customers also benefit from a more efficient system as the encryption occurs on a separate hardware accelerator.
- Global dynamic range enhancement (GDRE) allows users to bring out details in the shadows of the video without washing out the highlights, a critical feature for video surveillance. The GDRE also compensates for the reduced dynamic range often found in lower cost CMOS sensors, allowing customers to develop a more cost-effective system.
- Linux source code for customer-specific customization and differentiation.