Hikvision
Texas Instruments launches DMVA1, the first video security camera SoC
DMVA1 SoC drives innovation in IP cameras making video analytics a de facto feature

The availability of IP camera system-on-chips (SoCs) that enable full high definition (HD) resolutions now allow for the next major wave of innovation in the video surveillance market - the addition of intelligent video. To date, the development of a video analytics system has been expensive, challenging and difficult to integrate, but those barriers are being dramatically reduced with the new industry-leading DMVA1 SoC from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI).

Specifically targeted at the video surveillance market, the DMVA1 provides entry level analytics by integrating TI's first generation vision co-processor, which allows customers to easily deploy smart analytics functions such as people counting, trip zone, intelligent motion detection, camera tamper detection and streaming metadata. Additionally, by coupling the vision co-processor with smart analytics all on a single chip, customers can reduce the cost of video analytics-enabled IP cameras by an order of magnitude.

The DMVA1 SoC is part of the next class of products in TI's dedicated roadmap for IP camera applications 

The DMVA1 SoC is part of the next class of products in TI's dedicated roadmap for IP camera applications, which will make video analytics a de facto feature in the market and provide more choices to security customers for their designs. In order to ease implementation and accelerate time-to-market, customers will be able to evaluate the DMVA1 video security camera SoC by ordering a complete IP camera reference design.

"We are excited that TI's DMVA1 with integrated video analytics enables Hikvision to offer this differentiated feature across our IP camera portfolio," said Yangzhong Hu, president, Hikvision. "By offering pin-to-pin and software compatibility with TI's existing DM36x platform, we can develop a scalable product line quickly by leveraging our existing investments."

"Vision is where video compression technology was ten years ago; it was a niche market," said Danny Petkevich, TI's video and vision business unit director. "Now, video is everywhere and TI is excited to push the industry forward by offering our first vision product opening new market opportunities."

DMVA1 video security camera SoC features and benefits:

  • TI's first generation vision co-processor enables TI's smart analytics including people counting, trip zone, intelligent motion detection, camera tamper detection and streaming metadata
  • When required, designers can also achieve advanced analytics capabilities by leveraging TI's TMS320DM643x DaVinci™ video platform using hardware and software video analytics solutions from TI developer network members
  • Includes a 300 MHz ARM926EJ-S™ core
  • Provides support for H.264 in high, main or base profile D1 at 30 frames per second or 720p at reduced frame rates
  • Video co-processor provides multi-codec support (H.264, MPEG-4 and MJPEG)
  • TI's on-chip, fifth generation ISP solution eliminates the need for customers to create custom algorithms in-house or purchase expensive optics to achieve high-quality images. It provides video stabilisation, face detection, noise filtering, auto white balance, auto focus, auto exposure and edge enhancement, as well as other video quality enhancements for image improvements and added intelligent video pre-processing
  • Complete reference design with advanced graphical user interface (GUI) for simplified design implementations and accelerated time-to-market
  • DMVA1 is pin-to-pin and software compatible with TI's successful DM36x DaVinci-based platform, thus protecting customer investments

Specifically targeted at the video surveillance market, the DMVA1 provides entry level analytics by integrating TI's first generation vision co-processor 

Pricing and availability

The DMVA1 video security camera SoC will begin sampling in 2Q 2010 to early adopter video security customers. With pricing significantly less than the components and software it replaces, the new DMVA1 makes video analytics a de facto feature for video security IP cameras.

To evaluate the DMVA1 video security camera SoC today, customers can order TI's DMVA1IPNC-MT5 IP camera reference design which is open for order entry and is priced at USD $795. Click here for more information.

DMVA1 SoC is going to be exhibited at ISC West 2010.

Find out more about TI's video solutions:

Share with LinkedIn Share with Twitter Share with Facebook Share with Facebook
Download PDF version Download PDF version

Hikvision news

Maximising effectiveness of thermal cameras for temperature screening

Thermal cameras can be used for rapid and safe initial temperature screening of staff, visitors and customers. Used the right way, the cameras can help prevent unnecessary spread of viruses like the novel coronavirus. During the global pandemic, use of thermal cameras has increased, but they have not always been used correctly, and therefore, not effectively. Hikvision’s temperature screening thermal products are currently assisting users in initial temperature screening across the global...

Hikvision AcuSense Technology responds effectively to human and vehicle intrusion events

A feeling of security is a universal human need. And beyond physical, bodily security, people need to know that their environment, investments, and belongings are safe as well. Security systems are installed in homes and businesses every day to create that sense of security. Compared to conventional sensor-based alarm systems, a surveillance system that utilises cameras has several advantages: The ability to watch events in real-time, Obtaining key data around those events, and Providing s...

Hikvision points out how AcuSense technology supports faster detection of real security threats

Security teams using traditional motion detection technologies regularly experience false alarms caused by everything from heavy rain to falling leaves, flowing water, or even passing wildlife. To help teams identify and respond to real security breaches faster, Hikvision has embedded its flagship AcuSense technology in its Motion Detection functionality, which supports identification of human and vehicle targets, and take security teams straight to the video evidence they need. Until recently,...

Hikvision case studies

Hikvision provides an intelligent traffic management solution to the city of Chorzow to streamline their public transport

With traffic levels constantly rising, cities around the world are looking for ways to manage the sheer number of traffic on their roads. The city of Chorzow in southern Poland wanted to go a step further and provide information to streamline their public transport on the roads, as well as regular vehicles. They approached Sprint, a systems integrator in Poland, who delivered an intelligent traffic management solution using Hikvision technology. City municipal Board of Streets and Bridges in Ch...

Hikvision cameras secure logistics company Samskip with the help of Securitas Iceland

When you’re securing premises in Iceland, you need a reliable system that can cope with both plummeting temperatures and low-light levels. Hikvision cameras were used in such a solution – chosen by Securitas Iceland to secure a harbour for customer Samskip in Reykjavik. Global logistics company Samskip is one of the larger transport companies in Europe with offices in 24 countries in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia. They operate an extensive network of container...

Prama Hikvision’s security solutions safeguard Sanjivani Group of Institutes at Kopargoan, India

Prama Hikvision partnered with the Sanjivani Group of Institutes to offer latest surveillance and security solutions. For the first time that Artificial Intelligence was offered, and enabled face recognition terminals in India’s education sector. Sanjivani Group of Institutes situated at Kopargaon, Ahmednagar is a premier institute for Engineering, Pharmacy, Nursing and Diploma in Ahmednagar District. Sanjivani took its names and inspiration from the famous epic of Ramayana where ‘S...