Texas Instruments has launched a new video processor specifically aimed at removing video designers’ concerns about video format support, network bandwidth or system storage capacity limitations.

Called the TMS320DM365 DaVinci, the processor includes production-qualified H.264, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, MJPEG and VC1 codecs.

The DM365 also has an integrated image signal processing (ISP) solution for intelligent video processing capabilities and a suite of on-board peripherals.

TI says this has the potential to save developers up to 25 per cent on their system cost.

The company is aiming the processor at video designers of media playback and camera-driven applications, such as video doorbells and portable media players.

According to TI, by using the DM365 it will allow them to expand their product portfolio on one platform with the ability to select the right HD video codec for multiple product designs – 1080p MPEG-4 at 24 fps or 720p H.264 and MPEG-4 at 30 fps.

An example is video security applications supporting 1080p H.264 at 10 fps to provide high-quality video with greater compression efficiency.

As a result, TI says developers can attain increased video storage without straining network bandwidth.

In addition, by having a built-in ISP with capabilities including face detection, developers can focus on differentiating their products with smart video features.

These include enabling intelligent digital signage to detect its viewers and display relevant advertising or video doorbells to instantly recognize family members and automatically unlock the door.

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