Spectrum Digital DM8168 EVM

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RidgeRun provides support for the DM8168 Evaluation Board from Spectrum Digital. This board is supported either with the Evaluation SDK or with the Professional SDK. You can download the evaluation SDK for the EVM from the RidgeRun Evaluation SDK download Link. To purchase a professional SDK, please use our Online Store or Contact Us Link.

DM8168 EVM



The DM8168 Evaluation Module (EVM) enables developers to immediately start testing DM816x DaVinci™ MPU and begin building solutions such as surveillance DVRs, video conferencing systems, video broadcasting systems, media servers, single-board computers, gateways, routers, servers, industrial automation, medical devices, human machine interfaces (HMIs), point-of-service data terminals, machine vision, test and measurement, tracking and control applications, amongst others.

The DM8168 EVM support from RidgeRun includes our Linux kernel and file system fully integrated with logic to handle the latest EZSDK and Graphics SDK released by Texas Instruments as well as GStreamer + openMax support -- all these features included in a user friendly development environment which will allow you to focus in the development of your product.

Features Supported by the SDK

U-boot-2010.06 supported + env function support to read your environment from a *.txt file in a SD card + functions to handle tarballs from uboot useful during production stages.
Linux kernel 2.6.37
EZSDK integrated in a user friendly build system:
Framework components
H264 video decoder
MPEG2 video decoder
Code generation tools for M3 5.1.1
H264 video encoder
Newest codecs need to be obtained from TI by the customer. RidgeRun has the code to integrate them and create the .xem3 file
GStreamer 1.6 + OpenMax - Estimate according to your needs might be required.
Support H.264@1080p video encode/decode including RTSP streaming
MJPEG encoding on M3 - add-on
Dual capture - add-on
Writeback driver - add-on
SD, JFFS2, NFS and UBI filesystem support
Boot from SD card
BCH8 error correction code in hardware
Many open source applications available like: QT, net-snmp, GStreamer, Busybox, etc
Toolchain based on codesourcery 2009q1
Integrated support for the SGX graphics accelerator software in the build system - Graphics SDK
RidgeRun services for integration of graphic acceleration technology with open source software stacks
Ubuntu 15.04
TVP7002, TVP5147, GS2971 and GS2972 chips
Integration with systems based on FPGAs

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