November 17, 2009
L&T Infotech has announced its DVB-H-based mobile TV solution based on the TI OMAP3530 reference platform. The solution includes a DVB Tuner and the mobile TV software stack is OS-independent, easy to integrate with middleware components, and offers a set of APIs for making custom applications that enable quick and innovative new product introduction.
Isaac Sundarajan, executive vice president, product engineering services, L&T Infotech, said the custom TI OMAP 3530 reference board (designed by L&T Infotech) is targeted at OEMs developing products such as mobile TV viewer, portable media players (PMP), personal navigation devices (PND), mobile internet devices (MID) and portable gaming devices.
"TI's OMAP3530 processor offers very good performance at handheld power levels as well as multimedia-rich features including OPENGL ES-compatible graphics engine and video accelerators. L&T Infotech's reference board solution with mobile TV implementation will inspire optimized and innovative designs across multiple platforms", said Praveen K. Ganapathy, director, business development, Texas Instruments India.
The core of the mobile TV solution are the DVB-H middleware components - the ESG engine, FLUTE engine, PSI/SI manager & PAL (Platform Abstraction Layer).
These components are completely modular in architecture, portable on different OS and provide ease of integration. The mobile TV solution currently supports DVB-H IPDC; while support for OMA BCAST will be available in a future release.
Apart from the DVB-H components, the mobile TV solution uses SDIO-based DVB tuner, G-Streamer Framework, H.264 video and AAC audio codecs and L&T Infotech developed ESG application.
The TI OMAP 3530 application processor includes ARM Cortex-A8 operating at a maximum speed of 600MHz and C64x+ DSP operating at a maximum speed of 430MHz. It is designed to be used in rich multimedia featured handsets, high performance PDAs, video capturing for 2G and 3G wireless terminals, navigation devices, mobile TV, mobile gaming, and video conferencing applications.The TI OMAP3530 reference platform features include 4.3" TFT LCD touch screen (480 x 272 QVGA), 128MB DDR II memory, 256MB Nand Flash, 1.8" CE-ATA hard disk, VGA camera, DVB-H receiver, GPS module, FM tuner, USB 2.0 host and OTG support, connectivity (WiFi, Bluetooth), speaker, Mic and head set, and 3 x 3 matrix key board.