To USB or Not to USB

 

TI OMAP 5 for Phones & Tablets with USB 3.0

Here’s a TI promotional video for their upcoming TI OMAP.  I highly recommend you take a look at the entire video.

——— On Feb 22, 2013 — Added 2 links to locations to watch the videos since the old one appears to be broken—–

 http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xgxir1_the-new-omap-5-platform-from-texas-instruments_news?search_algo=2

http://youtu.be/y07-G-GmvBY

——- = End of Edits


You will see it features:

  1.  
  2. Gesture Control

  3. PicoProjector – The best use I’ve seen of one so far.
  4. eWallet
  5. Augmented Reality

These applications require throughput.

If you look at the diagram here at TI.com, you can see 2 interesting things:
1) USB 3.0 &
2) MIPI CSI with 4 ports

image

  • This chip will be in a Mobile Phone or Tablet
  • That Phone/Tablet will have 128GB+ of Flash Memory, you need USB 3.0 speeds to move video, pictures, and data on and off Phone/Tablet quickly.
  • The 4 MIPI CSI connections, mean 2 forward and 2 backward facing cameras.
    • 2 Cameras forward =
      • HD Still Capture
      • Probably 3D Video Capture
    • 2 Cameras backward
      • 3D Video Capture for accurate gesture/motion recognition
      • Maybe 3D Video Conferencing

The TI demo shows the phone used for everything. 

 

SUBSCRIBE

Send this URL onto your friend. and tell them to
Subscribe to this Blog, one option to subscribe is as follows:

 

Share and Enjoy:
  • del.icio.us
  • Digg
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Print
  • Twitter
  • StumbleUpon
  • LinkedIn
  • RSS