Tuesday, December 06, 2005

DaVinci Technology for digital video Texas Instruments
DaVinci two days in a row? :-) We don't often talk about systems level programming here, but this news is worth a heads-up. TI's new digital video system on a chip (Block Diagram ) comes complete with ARM processor, DSP, and embedded Linux. I'm not a DSP guru, but Slashdot hears from one who notes:
"The idea of microcode/silicon instruction sets combined with the abstraction of a familiar kernel and realtime operating system as the starting point is going to be immensely empowering for the next generation of DSP programmers. Indeed I expect that in 10 years time we will no longer consider the two as distinct disciplines at all."

Heady stuff for those of us who consider signal processing pure black magic.

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