Texas Instruments and RealNetworks on Monday announced that they have broadened their partnership to offer streaming audio and video software for video equipment that uses digital signal processing (DSP). That equipment includes set-top boxes and video phones based on Internet Protocol (IP), network video appliances, personal video recorders, streaming media servers and security surveillance equipment. TI is a leading manufacturer of DSP chips, which clean up and enhance digital transmissions.
As part of the agreement, TI will include RealAudio and RealVideo software in its TMS320C6000 DSP systems, allowing manufacturers of video equipment that use C6000 DSPs to provide their customers with access to audio and video streamed over the Internet. C6000 DSPs that include the RealNetworks software will begin shipping in the fourth quarter.