Widevine Integrates With TI Chips

Widevine announces its Cypher Virtual SmartCard (VSC) is fully integrated with Texas Instruments's TMS320DM642 digital media processor

August 25, 2005

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SEATTLE -- Widevine Technologies, the most deployed provider of comprehensive conditional access and digital rights management (DRM) for video operators today announced its Cypher Virtual SmartCard™ (VSC) is fully integrated with Texas Instruments TMS320DM642 digital media processor. This enables device manufacturers to produce products using the computational power provided by the TI DSP with the comprehensive content security system provided by Widevine. Time to market is reduced because the development work needed to integrate the Widevine solution with TI’s DM642 digital media processor has already been completed. The combination of powerful DSP technology with Widevine’s downloadable client security system enables the manufacture of devices that receive and display protected content.

The TI DM642 is a high performance digital media processor, built on the proven architecture of TI's TMS320C64x™ generation of DSPs, that delivers support for advanced codecs like MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 and Microsoft’s Windows Media Advanced Profile/VC1 for superior video quality at higher compression ratios than MPEG-2 provides. DSPs are increasingly used in video electronics devices because of their powerful and flexible ability to accommodate and render video signals from several sources. One such device utilizing the DM642 is the Amino AmiNet 124—an IP set-top box providing support for MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 in a compact form-factor.

“Integrating Widevine’s Cypher Virtual SmartCard technology with TI’s DM642 digital media processor allows the construction of devices powered by DSP technology to decrypt, decode and display protected content”, said Jim Veres, VP of Advanced Engineering at Widevine. “Widevine Secured chipsets offer manufacturers a quick time to market solution with a solution that video operators can deploy knowing that the Widevine security system is available to protect their content. I look forward to continuing to work with TI to bring advanced content security to new products.”

“Delivering a Widevine Secured DSP to market enables TI to meet a growing need with our customer base.” said Charlie Gonsalves, TI business development manager. “TI is committed to providing the most advanced DSP based solutions for video electronic devices. Our collaboration with Widevine shows our commitment to include content security as a key part of our offering. Our continued development with Widevine will enable us to jointly produce products offering advanced hardware and security and have those solutions ready for immediate design into leading edge products.”

Widevine Technologies Inc.

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