Computer and PMP makers have all started looking to media and video processors to offload the heavy demand that encoding and decoding HD video places on the processor in various gadgets. TI has announced a new video processor called the TMS320DM368 DaVinci That is specifically for ARM devices.
The processor supports full HD 1080p H.264 encoding and is usable for video applications like HD cameras, DVRs, and HD video communications. TI promises that the processor will boost performance by 40% with advanced APIs.
Multiple video formats are supported by the new processor including VC1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MJPEG and H.264 at up to 1080p 30 fps resolution. The processor also supports multi-format decode, multi-rate multi-stream, and HD multi channel decode. The DM360 video processor offloads all video encoding and decoding from the processor. TI is offering the video processor now for $29 each in quantities of 1000.