Incoras Solutions Ltd today announced the full release of MediaDesigner version 1.2, Eclipse-based design and test workbench that dramatically reduces time-to-market, costs and risks in the development of multi-media products using the Khronos OpenMAX IL standard. As a contributing member of Khronos, Incoras Solutions has used its in-depth knowledge of the OpenMAX IL standard to develop a leading edge design tool that addresses a niche in the multi-media market.
"Nucleus Multimedia Services" is an implementation of the OpenMAX IL standard for Nucleus Real Time OS. It ships with a fully functional library of standard components which allow common audio/video playback configurations.
PacketVideo today announced the release of OpenCORE™ 2.0. OpenCORE provides the essential media features for device development and enables playing and streaming of standard formats, recording of images and video, and more. OpenCORE 2.0 expands upon PacketVideo's initial offering, including the release of a video telephony engine, OpenMAX encoding support and easier integration of OpenMAX cores.
Maemo.org has released a "pre-alpha" version of its Maemo 5 SDK. Based on Linux, and designed for Internet tablets such as Nokia's N810, Maemo 5 brings hardware-based graphics acceleration for OMAP3, cellular connectivity, and support for HD cameras. Other interesting new open source software components include Libcanberra, OpenMax, PulseAudio, and Tracker.
Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) today announced availability of the Nucleus® Platform Media Player, a multimedia application reference design which enables the rapid development of differentiated multimedia devices such as portable media players (PMP), personal navigation devices (PND), mobile internet devices (MID), mobile phones, digital picture frames and in-car entertainment systems. The Nucleus Platform Media Player employs an OpenMAX™ compliant multimedia framework to facilitate the rapid integration of third-party multimedia components such as codecs.
Toshiba Showcases a Software Platform for The Next Generation Media SoC Based on OpenMax at CEATEC J
Toshiba will exhibit at CEATEC JAPAN 2008, the largest consumer electronics trade show & conference in Asia from September 30 to October 3 at Makuhari Messe, Japan. They will have the presentation titled "A Software Platform for next generation media SoC based on International Standard", to talk about the overview on current media SoC software platforms. During the speech, Toshiba will unveil a software prototyping environment based on the "OpenMax" API for the next generation media SoCs, where migration on communication, broadcasting and internet will be more progressed, According to Toshiba, by utilizing the software prototype, we can check total system behavior, specification and functionality before actual SoC available.
Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced that the Nucleus® Operating System (OS) Multimedia Framework (MMF) has passed OpenMAX™ IL conformance testing on the Atmel AT91SAM9261 platform, making it the first commercial OS to achieve such platform conformance validation awarded by the Khronos™ Group.
ARM rolls out highly optimized source code versions of the OpenMAX DL libraries for decoding the AAC
ARM has rolled out highly optimized source code versions of the OpenMAX DL (Development Layer) libraries for decoding the AAC and MP3 formats in the audio domain, and decoding the MPEG-4 and H.264 formats in the video domain.
Fakhir Ansari of Mentor graphics has written an article explaining and illustrating how the new Multimedia framework OpenMAX works and fits into your workflow. The OpenMAX cross-platform API enables accelerated multimedia components from different software vendors to be developed, integrated, and programmed across multiple operating systems and silicon platforms. The OpenMAX standard is made up of three levels, OpenMAX AL (Application Level), OpenMAX IL (Integration Level ) and OpenMAX DL (Development Level). OpenMAX is defined by The Khronos Group and is a new standard, but has already been embraced by several companies.
Khrons Group posted a downloadable zip file containing the latest OpenMAX DL v1.0.2 header files. From the release notes, some of the changes may require minor alterations to some existing applications that use the v1.0.1 API. No functions have been removed, however a few have been renamed. A sample OpenMAX DL 1.0.2 implementation written in C is available for download here.