MANHASSET, N.Y. Texas Instruments Inc. has announced that it has incorporated Galio software from Ant Ltd. onto its TMS320DM642 digital media processor (DM642) to implement advanced digital TV applications.
The Galio software from Ant (Cambridge, England) provides Texas Instruments (Dallas) a dynamic browser-based content presentation and control solution to complement the digital media capabilities of the DM642 platform. The software presents and controls everything from local device set-up menus and controls, through complex remote services such as Electronic Programming Guides (EPGs), Video on Demand (VoD) interfaces and dynamic news, information and communication applications.
TI's solution enables manufacturers to use a wide range of advanced content technologies such as H.264, MPEG4, MPEG2 and Microsoft Windows Media Audio/Video Series 9 (WMV9) in their consumer electronics product applications such as Internet protocol TV (IPTV) decoders, set top boxes, TVs and video phones. The DM642 also supports other software from Ant, including Fresco and Pureplay.
Manufacturers and operators can use the TI platform to migrate their existing MPEG2-based designs to MPEG4, H.264 and WMV9, minimizing the impact on content, user interface or middleware implementations.
The DM642 generation ranges in performance from 500MHz to 720MHz, giving customers multiple performance, price and integration options. TI hardware, third party software, video codecs and middleware for the DM642 are available now alongside hardware and software development kits to reduce time to market.