DM81xx Designs

The DM81xx (DM814x and DM816x) series of Digital Media Processors from Texas Instruments are a highly-integrated, programmable platform that leverages TI’s DaVinci™ Processor technology to meet the processing needs of applications such as HD Video Conferencing, Video Surveillance DVRs, IP Netcam, Digital Signage, Media Players/Adapters, Mobile Medical Imaging, Network Projectors, and Home Audio/Video Equipment to name a few.

Mistral’s Product Engineering Services team has extensive expertise on the DM81xx SOCs. Mistral, in collaboration with TI, has developed the TMDXEVM8148, an easy-to-use development platform for product developers to get started on building their next generation HD Video applications. The EVM was one of the finalists at the UBM ACE Awards 2012.   DM81xx based designs enables developers working on DM814x DaVinci™ digital media processors (DM8148, DM8168, DM8147, DM8146 and AM387x Sitara™ ARM MPUs (AM3874, AM3872, AM3871) build solutions such as surveillance DVRs, video conferencing systems, set-top boxes , video broadcasting systems, media servers, single-board computers, gateways, routers, servers, industrial automation, human machine interfaces (HMIs), point-of-service data terminals etc.

Mistral has also collaborated with leading companies on various projects based on TI’s DM81xx platform in providing custom design services to build next generation devices.

Mistral’s DM81xx Designs include:

  • Custom form-factor design and development
    • RF, Wireless, Mixed signal and High-speed digital
    • Audio and Video
  • OS porting to custom hardware
    • Embedded Linux
    • Windows Embedded
  • Custom device integration and related driver development
  • Integration of codecs and third-party IP to a custom design
  • Design integration, verification and validation
  • Prototype production
  • Production support

Some of the DM81xx based designs executed by Mistral include:

  • VoIP Radio Gateway based on DM8148
  • HD Video recording device based on DM8168 for airborne system
  • DM8148 based Smart IP camera for surveillance


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Case Study

High Def DVR


UAV mounted camera with airborne transmitter and ground station based receiver




Easy-to-use development platform for next generation HD Video applications

Application Note


Digital Signage Application on TMDXEVM8148

Implementing a digital signage solution using TMDXEVM8148 EVM


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