HOUSTON -- Texas Instruments Inc. today announced a new software library of 21 imaging functions for rapid development of digital imaging and video applications using its C55x digital signal processors.
TI said a single 200-MHz C5510 DSP chip can easily perform MPEG4 video encoding and decoding at 30 frames per second in quarter common intermediate format (QCIF) resolution, while consuming just 50 milliwatts of power for applications such as PDAs, digital camcorders, Internet-enabled set-top boxes and other digital imaging and video appliances.
"The C5510 and C5509 DSPs incorporates hardware video extensions allowing designers to add imaging and video capabilities to their portable applications," said Christine Wu, product marketing manager for the TI C55x DSP series in Houston. "They have been carefully tailored for the C55x DSP generation since we began development of the core. TI will continue developing extensions for other application s in the future," she added.
Samples of the TMS320C5509 DSP at 144 MHz and the TMS320C5510 at 200 MHz are available today. Full production is scheduled to begin in the first half of 2002 at a planned price of $18 for the C5509 and $35 for the C5510 in 10,000 unit quantities. The C5509 and C5510 DSP evaluation modules (EVM) are available today at a special introductory price of $995, said TI.