This document serves as a user’s guide to Texas Instruments’ DM355, a highly integrated, programmable digital media System-on-Chip (DMSoC) platform for digital still camera and mobile systems that require digital media encode and decode capabilities. Designed to offer end-equipment manufacturers the ability to produce affordable DSC products with high picture quality, the DM355 combines programmable image processing capability with a highly integrated set of imaging peripherals.

The chip’s programmability comes from an ARM926 RISC processor core and specialized imaging coprocessors. Together, these elements enable camera manufacturers to implement proprietary image processing algorithms in software.