ATEME Announces New Networking Video Development Kit Based on TI's High-Performance 1 GHz DSP

TI's 1 GHz DSP enables higher resolution of MPEG-4, H.264 and WM9 video


Jan 23, 2004, 00:00 ET from ATEME

    PARIS, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- ATEME, announced today its new Networked
 Video Development Kit (NVDK) board based on Texas Instruments' (TI) newly
 released TMS320C64x(TM)1 GHz digital signal processors (DSP).  The NVDK board
 is targeted at applications including broadcast head-end equipment, advanced
 digital media and video applications, such as video infrastructure and
 networked video appliances.  In addition, ATEME will offer optimized versions
 of complex algorithms such as MPEG-4, H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) and WM9 video
 encoding running on TI's 1 GHz DSPs.  For more information, please see: and .
     "We have been committed to the C64x(TM) high performance DSP generation
 for high-end video applications and due to the code compatibility of these
 devices, ATEME was able to optimize a new demo board in record time," said
 Marc Guillaumet, Marketing Director, ATEME.  "TI's commitment to providing
 code-compatible devices simplifies our design and allows us to get the product
 out quickly to meet customer demand."
     The 1 GHz clock rate boosts the efficiency of existing optimized
 audio/video compression systems from ATEME.  ATEME's commitment to video and
 audio along with TI's 1 GHz DSPs not only bring higher performance, yielding
 higher resolution and frame rates, but also leave more headroom to integrate
 several functions in a single chip.  For example, audio and MPEG-4 video
 compression, RTP/RTSP streaming, and extra features related to a specific
 application can be integrated on a single 1 GHz C64x DSP.
     "ATEME has consistently shown expertise in implementing video algorithms
 on DSPs due to their solid in-house software and hardware competencies.  Thus,
 ATEME was chosen by TI to release this video development board based on our
 1GHz DSP," said Yvonne Cager, video solution marketing manager, TI.  "The new
 1 GHz NVDK will enable our customers to take advantage of the performance of
 our DSPs and stay on the leading edge of digital media algorithm development."
     The new 1 GHz DSP, running ATEME video and audio algorithms, enables new
 high-end applications hosted on a single DSP such as broadcasting head-ends,
 medical imaging equipment and other demanding video processing applications.
 TI's 1 GHz DSP will allow ATEME to run more complex algorithms such as the
 H.264 video compression algorithm at high resolution.  Now under development
 at ATEME, H.264 is of prime importance for the streaming server and IPTV
 industries and video surveillance.  This offering will complement ATEME's
 current algorithm portfolio that includes JPEG, MPEG-2, MPEG- 4 SP, ASP and
 their associated audio (MPEG audio, MP3, AAC).
     The new 1 GHz version of the NVDK can be purchased through the Texas
 Instruments distribution channel or directly from ATEME.  Based on a well
 established and trusted partnership, ATEME has continually provided leading
 edge products based on the latest technologies from Texas Instruments.  The
 NVDK development kit remains available in 600MHz and 720MHz versions.  Demos
 of MPEG-4 ASP encode, full D1 resolution and AAC audio together with streaming
 capabilities is available now.
     About ATEME
     ATEME, headquartered in France ( ), is a world leading
 provider of hardware and software systems for audio and video compression on
 DSP.  ATEME delivers custom services on top of its development boards and
 algorithms.  Since 2002, ATEME centers its strategy on applicative toolkits
 which targets the specific markets of video-security, broadcast and consumer
 electronics.  The result to OEM is a faster product design, a shorter time to
 market and total costs reduction.  ATEME operates worldwide thanks to its
 distribution network: Europe, Japan, USA, Israel and Korea.