Texas Instruments TMS320DM8168 DaVinci Video System on Chip

Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the new TMS320DM8168 DaVinci video system-on-chip (SoC). The DM8168 consolidates all of the capture, compression, display and control functionalities of a high definition (HD), multi-channel system on a single chip. The DaVinci video SoC features a 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 and a 1 GHz TI C674x digital signal processor (DSP) core. The DM8168 reduces system electronic bill of materials (eBOM) costs by 50%. It replaces the functionality of over 10 discrete components. The DM8168 DaVinci video SoC will begin sampling in the second quarter.

Texas Instruments (TI) TMS320DM8168 DaVinci video system-on-chip (SoC) DVR System Block Diagram

TMS320DM8168 DaVinci Video Processor Highlights

  • 16 channels of H.264 high profile D1 encoding with CIF multi-streaming
  • Eight channels of D1 decoding
  • Glass-to-glass latency below 50 milliseconds (ms)
  • 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8
  • 1 GHz TI C674x floating-point DSP
  • Glueless interface to four TI TVP5158 multi-channel video decoders
  • Reduce system electronic bill of materials (eBOM) costs by 50 percent
  • Reduce board area and power consumption with DM8168 SoC – replaces more than 10 discrete complements
  • Increase multi-channel density and support for higher resolutions
  • Enable higher quality video at lower bitrates
  • Utilize comprehensive codec support including H.264, MPEG-4 and VC1 at HD resolutions
  • Simultaneously support 3 channels of 1080p at 60 fps
  • Reduce glass-to-glass latency below 50 ms
  • Gigabit Ethernet, PCI Express, SATA2, DDR2, DDR3, USB 2.0, MMC/SD, HDMI and DVI
  • Seamlessly capture up to 16 D1 video channels

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