Megapixel IP Camera SoC brings smart analytics to surveillance.

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DaVinci(TM) DMVA2 video processor enables video surveillance and security to utilize smart analytics for people counting, trip zone, intelligent motion detection, camera tamper detection, and streaming metadata analytics. Along with ARM926EJ-STM core, SoC is also equipped with Smart Codec Technology that promotes video quality and network bandwidth utilization. Multi-codec solution supports H.264 in high, main, or base profiles 720p at 30 fps or 1080p at 15 fps plus secondary CIF stream.

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Texas Instruments Launches DaVinci(TM) DMVA2 Video Processor, the First Megapixel IP Camera SoC with Smart Analytics

DMVA2 SoC enables cost effective video analytics making this a de facto feature on megapixel IP cameras for intelligent video surveillance

BIRMINGHAM, England -- Offering the first megapixel IP camera system on chip (SoC) equipped with smart analytics, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) introduces the DaVinci DMVA2 video processor. Video surveillance and security customers can easily utilize integrated smart analytics that run on TI's first generation vision co-processor incorporated on the DMVA2 SoC. People counting, trip zone, intelligent motion detection, camera tamper detection and streaming metadata analytics are all possible while streaming up to 1080p. Meeting the need of cost-sensitive applications, compared to other industry multi-chip solutions, the integrated, single chip DMVA2 SoC reduces eBOM cost by one-third and board space by one-half, making video analytics possible in a broader range of surveillance applications. Supply chain and design complexity are also reduced by one-third, thanks to the integrated smart analytics, enabling faster time to market (

Following the recently introduced DMVA1 video processor which supports up to 720p, the DMVA2 SoC offers three times the video performance over the DMVA1 video processor and is equipped with TI's Smart Codec Technology, which provides up to five times the bit rate reduction for improved video quality and network bandwidth. Making video analytics a de facto feature on IP cameras and providing more design choices to security customers, the DMVA2 is the next device in TI's dedicated roadmap for IP camera applications. The DMVA2 video processor is also both pin and software compatible with TI's DMVA1, DM365 and DM368 DaVinci video processors, a key point in maintaining customer investments. In addition to the DMVA2 chip itself, customers can accelerate their time-to-market with a complete IP camera reference design and free Linux IP camera application software with source code.

DMVA2 video security camera SoC features and benefits:
Features                                                        Benefits
ARM926EJ-STM core Provides more than 40
percent host processor
performance over DMVA1

  • Support for H.264 in high, main or base profiles 720p Enables up to two
    at 30 fps or 1080p 15 fps, plus secondary CIF stream megapixel IP camera
  • Multi-codec support (MPEG-4, MPEG-2 MJPEG and designs

    TI's on-chip, fifth generation ISP solution allows for Enables image improvements
    video stabilization, face detection, face recognition, and added intelligent video pre-
    noise filtering, auto white balance, auto focus, auto processing
    exposure and edge enhancement, as well as other
    video quality enhancements

  • Pricing and availability
    The DMVA2 video security camera SoC will begin sampling in 2Q 2010 to early adopter video security customers. To evaluate the DMVA2 video security camera SoC today, customers can order TI's DMVA2IPNC-MT5 IP camera reference design which is open for order entry and is priced at USD $795. Visit for more information.

    Find out more about TI's video solutions:
  • DMVA2 SoC-based IP camera reference design:
  • DMVA1 SoC-based IP camera reference design:

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