In the pdf semiconductor application notes, Texas Instrument described the DaVinci technology on the executive summary as the following : DaVinci technology is the first integrated portfolio of DSP-based processors, software, tools, and support for developing a broad spectrum of optimized digital video end equipments. It enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to more easily and quickly develop a range of innovative, cost-efficient digital video products, transforming the way consumers experience digital video. DaVinci technology will accelerate the pace of innovation and expand the market for digital video applications. TI introduced the first DaVinci products to the market in December 2005 and has since added a variety of components to the DaVinci technology portfolio, including processors, software, tools and partnership solutions. The comprehensive DaVinci technology roadmap addresses the demand for real-time video for a host of emerging digital video product innovations. These application segments include: video security, IP set-top box, videoconferencing, automotive infotainment, portable media, digital cameras and other video products that have yet to be invented.
DaVinci processors are built on the industry’s leading digital signal processing technology from TI. DaVinci processors consist of scalable, programmable processors, including DSP-based digital media processors, ARM® processors and DSP-based systems-on-chips (SoCs), which include accelerators and peripherals. All DaVinci processors are optimized to match price, performance and feature requirements for specific digital video end equipments.
For further details and information on the application notes, download the pdf document from the following source (www.ti.com) :
DaVinci™ Technology Background and Specifications Application Notes Download