Software library increases pixel-processing performance up to 10 times over standard C code

OCTOBER 5, 2009--The new VLIB software library incorporates more than 40 software kernels that are available now, royalty-free, and optimized for TI's TMS320C64x+ DSP core.

OCTOBER 5, 2009--The new VLIB software library incorporates more than 40 software kernels that are available now, royalty-free, and optimized for TI's TMS320C64x+ digital signal processor (DSP) core. The kernels execute background modeling and subtraction, object feature extraction, tracking, recognition, and low-level pixel processing to provide a foundation for video analytics end applications development. The library increases pixel-processing performance up to 10 times over standard C code on the C64x+ DSPs, which enables processing at higher resolutions and frame rates, as well as more advanced features or more channels per device. VLIB also allows for use of lower-cost C64x+ DSPs and accelerates software porting from PC-based systems to the C64x+ DSP core, reducing customers' development time by up to 36 man months.
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-- Posted by Carrie Meadows, Vision Systems Design, www.vision-systems.com

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VLIB software library of more than 40 royalty-free kernels from Texas Instruments accelerates video analytics development and increases performance up to 10 timesLibrary increases pixel processing performance up to 10 times over standard C code on TI's C64x+ DSPs, reduces development time by 36 man months

Developers of video or vision systems can accelerate their product development with the new VLIB software library from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN). VLIB is an extensible library of more than 40 software kernels that are available now, royalty-free and optimized for TI's industry-leading TMS320C64x+ digital signal processor (DSP) core. These kernels execute background modeling and subtraction, object feature extraction, tracking, recognition and low-level pixel processing to provide a foundation for video analytics end applications development.

Developers utilizing VLIB can achieve improved pixel processing performance up to ten times over standard C code, which enables processing at higher resolutions and frame rates, as well as more advanced features or more channels per device. The latter benefits of additional features and channels per device will be achieved by one of TI's long-time partners in the analytics market, ObjectVideo, the leader in intelligent video. VLIB also allows for use of lower cost C64x+ DSPs and accelerates software porting from PC-based systems to the C64x+ DSP core, reducing customers' development time by up to 36 man months. VLIB benefits applications and markets such as video surveillance systems, automotive vision, machine vision and consumer electronics. For more information about VLIB, please visit www.ti.com/vlibrequest.

VLIB key features
Library of 40+ software kernels providing background modeling and subtraction, object feature extraction, tracking, recognition and low-level pixel processing
Available now
Extensible
Foundation for video analytics, automotive vision, machine vision and consumer electronics

VLIB key benefits
Royalty-free
Up to 10X pixel processing improvement over standard C code
Accelerates software porting and reduces development time by up to 36 man months
Provides more capabilities, higher resolution, greater frame rate, more advanced features, additional channels per device or use of lower cost processors

Availability, tools and support
VLIB is available now directly from TI and is royalty-free. To obtain access to the library, please visit www.ti.com/vlibrequest to fill out a contact form for approval. If approved, customers will receive instructions for downloading the royalty-free VLIB of more than 40 kernels including documentation, a demonstration and test scripts. Customers can use any C64x+ processor-based development tool to embed VLIB kernels with custom software. However, the VLIB demonstration requires the TMS320DM6437 Digital Video Development Platform (DVDP) based on DaVinci technology.

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