Las Vegas, Nev., U.S.: Texas Instruments unveiled the industry’s first implementation of a real-time HD JPEG 2000 codec on a multicore DSP during April’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show. 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 while consuming just 54 W. Because the C6678 DSP is entirely software-based, TI says switching codecs and parameters is seamless for developers, unlike on a FPGA. The flexibility of this new solution allows broadcast and digital cinema developers to more quickly and easily design applications.
TI’s JPEG 2000 HD codec will be available free for download in June 2012.