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New Surveillance Camera SoC from Texas Instruments Offers Video Analytics

Texas Instruments has introduced the new DMVA1 system-on-chip (SoC) for applications in IP cameras.

DMVA1 IP Camera Reference Design

The SoC offers entry-level analytics, making the video analytics concept an integral feature. As the DMVA1 is integrated with the company’s first-generation vision co-processor, it provides various analytics features such as trip zone, detection of camera tampering, people counting, streaming of metadata, and intelligent motion detection.

The cost-effective DMVA1 SoC, which is specifically designed for the video surveillance market, integrates smart analytics and vision co-processor in one chip. Texas Instruments noted that the SoC is a part of its next-level product line in IP camera applications.

When Texas Instruments’ TMS320DM643x DaVinci™ video platform is leveraged, the DMVA1 IP camera SoC can provide advanced analytics abilities. The SoC supports H.264 code in D1 at a speed of 30 frames per second. The system-on-chip features a complete reference design combined with an advanced graphical user interface, allowing the user to implement designs easily and to speed up the time-to-market. Other features of the DMVA1 SoC include a 300 MHz ARM926EJ-S core.

The video co-processor integrated in the DMVA1 supports multiple codec, i.e. are MPEG-4, H.264, and MJPEG. The SoC is software compatible with the DM36x DaVinci-based platform from Texas Instruments. The company’s fifth-generation ISP solution does not require expensive optics or custom algorithms to obtain images in high quality. Various capabilities of the system-on-chip include face detection, auto white balance, auto exposure, video stabilization, auto focus, noise filtering, and edge enhancement. The SoC also offers other image quality enhancements and intelligent video processing.

Danny Petkevich, the Director of video and vision business unit of Texas Instruments, said the company has launched its first vision product to push the video industry ahead.


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