Talk:Texas Instruments DaVinci

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I hope this doesn't sound too much like an ad. I don't work for TI but I do like what they've done with this. DImfeld 07:53, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

MPEG-4 Encoding[edit]

Is this chip fast enough to do MPEG-4 encoding? --65.70.89.241 13:37, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

Yes, it is. The DSP is more than powerful enough to do MPEG-4 in real-time. I've seen a demo with it encoding and decoding H.264 in real-time, although the demo wasn't at HD resolution. I'm not sure what the maximum bitrate is that this can handle with H.264; I suppose it partly depends on what else the chip is doing. -- DImfeld 07:51, 16 August 2006 (UTC)

Can it do general-purpose data processing?[edit]

This info is hard to find, so I figure I give it a shot asking here (and then the answer could be added to the article). So here it goes: how specialized is DaVinci's DSP? Is it totally geared for video/multimedia, or it can be programmed to do things like processing data from an ADC at, say, 200 megasamples/s, namely: detecting trigger, downsampling, convolution of data, FFT, storing data in memory at full rate and then processing and displaying under control of OS running on ARM9, etc? 24.87.3.133 06:15, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

No, seems like the C64x+ DSP core does not have enough I/O throughput. -- 24.87.3.133 05:19, 22 October 2007 (UTC)