Texas Instruments (TI) announced the TMS320DM8168 and TMS320DM8148 DaVinci digital media processors. The high-performance DM8168 DaVinci digital media processor supports up to three simultaneous 1080p60 frames per second (fps) video streams, 12 simultaneous 720p30 fps video streams or a combination of lower resolution streams. The lower-power DM8148 DaVinci digital media processor offers a 1080p60 fps video stream, three simultaneous 720p30 fps video streams or multiple lower resolution streams at 3 watts. The DM8168 is sampling today with production prices starting at $75 per 1ku. The DM8148 will start sampling in 3Q2011. Production pricing starts at $51 per 1ku.