TI’s DM8168 DaVinci(TM) digital media processor enables Hikvision to quickly develop a new generation of enhanced DVR products

December 14, 2010

DALLAS, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Utilizing the TMS320DM8168 DaVinci(TM) digital media processor from Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) (NYSE: TXN), Hikvision, a leading supplier of video surveillance products and solutions, recently introduced a new generation of digital video recorder (DVR) products with significant enhancements in compression, display and control functionalities.

The DM8168 DaVinci digital media processor consolidates all of the capture, compression, display and control functionalities of a high definition (HD) multi-channel system onto a single chip to continue to meet the increasing demand for highly integrated, high definition (HD) video. Designed specifically for video security and video communications applications, this best-in-class DaVinci digital media processor offers extreme integration including a 1 GHz ARM® Cortex(TM)-A8 , a 1 GHz TI C674x DSP core and several programmable HD video image co-processors. This integrated technology developed by TI and implemented on the single-chip DM8168 DaVinci digital media processor reduces board size by five times and power consumption by three times by replacing the functionality of more than 10 discrete components.

Combined with an increase in HD video pre- and post-processing, the DM8168 DaVinci digital media processor offers best-in-class multi-channel video density performance. It also delivers higher quality video at lower bitrates for increased video storage with the same high definition display capacity and lower network bandwidth needed for video streaming, which is ideal for video security applications. Compared to previous generations of digital video processors, the innovative DM8168 DaVinci digital media processor provides the capabilities of a 16-channel DVR in a single chip with advanced video analytics and enhanced 2D and 3D graphics.

“TI’s on-time delivery of the DM8168 DaVinci digital media processor and dedicated support enabled Hikvision to exceed market requirements and turn the DM8168 DVR-on-a-chip platform into a real DVR product in less than eight months,” said Yangzhong Hu, CEO, Hikvision.

“For many years, TI has been committed to meeting Hikvision’s high standards for quality as well as rapid development,” said Cyril Clocher, video surveillance business manager, digital signal processor (DSP) Systems Business Unit, TI. “Their partnership is important to TI to enable this level of development, and we’re proud of Hikvision’s accomplishment to implement the DM8168 DaVinci media processor in such record time.”

DM8168 video SoC key system features and benefits:

    Features                       Benefits
    Simultaneous 16 channels of
     H.264 high profile D1
     encoding with CIF multi-
     streaming and eight channels
     of D1 decoding plus video
     compositing and graphics
     blending supporting up to      Allows development of hybrid security
     three independent displays     DVR solutions
    Ability to simultaneously
     support six channels of H.264
     high profile 1080p at 30
     frames per second (fps)        Enables network video recorder (NVR)
     decode                         applications
                                    Provides design flexibility while
    Extreme integration including:  reducing board space
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    -- 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8
    -- 1 GHz TI C674x floating-
     point DSP
    -- Several second-
     generation programmable HD
     video image co-processors
    --Innovative HD video
     processing subsystem
    -- Comprehensive codec
     support including H.264,
     MPEG-4 and VC1 at HD
    --Multiple interfaces
     including gigabit Ethernet,
     PCI Express, SATA2, DDR2,
     DDR3, USB 2.0, MMC/SD, HDMI
     and DVI
    Interface to four TI TVP5158    Reduces noise to improve compression
     multi-channel video decoders   ratios and overall video quality thus
     seamlessly captures up to 16   eliminating the need for additional
     D1 video channels, and TI's    FPGAs and external memory while
     TVP5158 decoder automatically  simplifying design and providing more
     controls contrast              system flexibility
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Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) helps customers solve problems and develop new electronics that make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. A global semiconductor company, TI innovates through design, sales and manufacturing operations in more than 30 countries. For more information, go to www.ti.com.

About Hikvision

Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd. is one of the world’s leading suppliers of video surveillance products and solutions. With the largest R&D team in the industry and capability of continuous innovation, Hikvision’s product offerings include hybrid DVRs, NVRs, standalone DVRs, digital video servers, compression cards, high-definition IP cameras and speed domes. Headquartered in Hangzhou, China, Hikvision has expanded to a global operation with regional branch offices in Los Angeles covering the Americas; Amsterdam covering Europe, and Dubai for the Middle East; joint ventures in India and Russia; as well as a maintenance center in Hong Kong. For more information, go to http://www.hikvision.com

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