Texas Instruments Incorporated offers a pre-production codec based on the new video encoding standard, H.265. This codec is optimized for TI’s TMS320C6678 KeyStone-based multicore digital signal processor (DSP). The H.265 standard has been designed to take advantage of parallel processing, making the C6678 multicore DSP an ideal platform for H.265 implementation via its eight 1.25 GHz DSP cores capable of delivering 320 GMACs and 160 GFLOPs of combined fixed- and floating-point performance.
TI’s software-based implementation of the H.265 standard offers room to add differentiation in the codec and other pre- and post-processing algorithms. In addition, TI’s design provides flexibility and scalability in developing real-time video infrastructure equipment such as multimedia gateways, IMS media servers, video conferencing servers and video broadcast equipment. Customers can harness a pool of C6678 multicore DSPs to achieve flexibility in creating products that can scale across a number of dimensions such as video resolution, bit rates and quality.
H.265 uses up to 50 percent less bandwidth, or two times compression, over the current H.264 standard, while providing the same video quality.