Sub-$10 Processor Does HD Video, Runs Linux

“Texas Instruments (TI) is sampling an ultra low-cost dual-core
(RISC/DSP) processor with an integrated high-definition (HD) video
encoder. The chipmaker launched its sub-$10 TMS320DM355 SoC
(system-on-chip), together with a development board running
MontaVista Linux, at the IBC video broadcaster’s convention in
London this week.

“The DM355 targets portable, battery-powered consumer devices
with HD video capabilities, such as digital cameras, IP video
cameras, digital photo frames, video doorbells, and baby