TI Unveils First Real-Time JPEG 2000 HD Solution on Multicore DSP
April 16, 2012 -- Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI) has unveiled the first implementation of the real-time HD on a multicore digital signal processor (DSP). Four TI TMS320C6678 multicore DSPs with JPEG 2000 codecs are available on Advantech's, new DSPC-8681E half-length PCI express card, making it ideal for processing intensive, power-efficient applications in industries such as broadcast and digital cinema.
With the JPEG 2000 codec running as a real-time application across four TI C6678 DSPs simultaneously, Advantech's low-cost DSPC-8681E video engine can support 2K/4K resolution video encoding/ decoding at an extremely low power consumption of 54W. Because TI's C6678 DSP is entirely software based, switching codecs and parameters is seamless for developers, unlike on a FPGA. The flexibility of this new solution lets broadcast and digital cinema developers more quickly and easily design applications. In addition, TI has reduced developers' costs by 50%, running the JPEG 2000 codec on the DSPC-8681 platform.
To further ease development, the C6678 multimedia solution includes a comprehensive portfolio of video codecs, including the real-time JPEG 2000 codec, which will be accessible through TI's website. TI's full portfolio of video codecs also includes the H.264, H.263, MPEG4, MPEG2, JPEG, VC1, Soren Spark encoders and decoders. With an all software approach TI will be able to quickly bring up additional codecs in the future such as AVC Intra and H.265 on the C6678 DSP.
TI's JPEG 2000 HDcodec will be available free for download from the TI website in June 2012.
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