Z3 Technology's Z3-DM8148-RPS-Lite H.264 1080p60 System, Based on TI's DaVinciā„¢ DM8148 Video Processor

Mar 07, 2012 (03:03 PM EST)

LINCOLN, Neb., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Providing the latest in integrated multimedia module solutions and products, Z3 Technology today introduced its low-power Z3-DM8148-RPS-Lite H.264 1080p60 system based on the DaVinci™ DM8148 video processor from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI).

The Z3-DM8148-RPS-Lite is based upon our Z3-DM8148-MOD-02 module which uses TI's DaVinci DM8148 video processor. Our Z3-DM8148-MOD-02 module is 88mm x 108mm in size and supports up to 1.2GHz ARM® Cortex™-A8, 1.0GHz TMS320C674x floating-point DSP, 512MB of DDR2 and 256MB of Flash, GigE, USB 2.0, SATA2, PCIe 2.0, HDMI and RS-232. The Z3-DM8148-MOD-02 features a unique expansion interface comprised of five high density connectors providing access to the greatest majority of interface signals available from the DM8148 video processor.

The Z3-DM8148-MOD-02 is suited for power-sensitive applications requiring a single video stream. These applications include broadcast video encoding and decoding, video surveillance and security, industrial digital video recorders (DVR), medical video and industrial video.

The Z3-DM8148-RPS-Lite OEM-ready module is available today. To view the Z3-DM8148-RPS-Lite datasheet, contact Z3 at        

Key features and benefits of the Z3-DM8148-RPS-Lite

  • Fully integrated hardware and software audio/video system
  • Cost effective design, ready for manufacturing volumes
  • Supports H.264 single channel in all video resolutions from QCIF to1080p60
  • High Density Board-to-Board connectors to allow access to all major interfaces and peripherals on TI's DaVinci DM8148 video processor
  • Multiple interfaces including gigabit Ethernet, PCI Express, SATA2, USB 2.0, MMC/SD, HDMI and DVI


  • One Z3-DM8148-MOD-02 OEM-ready video SOM
  • Size: 88mm x 108mm
  • 512MB DDR2, 256MB Flash, SATA2, GigE, USB 2.0, Serial port
  • High Density B2B Connectors
  • HDMI and Composite Video Out
  • Multiple digital video and audio I/O ports


  • Pre-loaded with Linux 2.6.3x and TI's EZSDK
  • UBL, u-boot, root file-system, NAND boot, tool chain, flash programming tool
  • OpenMAX-IL framework


  • B2B Interface Documentation
  • 12V DC Power Supply
  • Serial cable and gender changer

"The Z3-DM8148-RPS-Lite module-only system is an ideal solution for developers who want to quickly exercise the capabilities of TI's DaVinci DM8148 processor. With the pre-loaded Linux and EZSDK, developers have the opportunity to integrate the latest 1080p60 DaVinci video technology into their application, thereby significantly reducing development expenses and product time to market," says Aaron Caldwell, CEO, Z3 Technology.

"Z3's solution is an ideal solution for developers who want to quickly and easily develop TI's power-efficient DaVinci DM8148 video processor," said Kim Devlin-Allen, business unit manager, DaVinci™ video communications products, TI. "The Z3-DM8148-RPS-Lite system provides all the necessary building blocks to help accelerate development of video applications from interactive digital signage and IP net cams to streaming media plays and network projectors."

About Z3 Technology

Z3 Technology is a leading provider of OEM ready multimedia systems for a variety of video-centric end applications. Our mission is to provide our customers a production proven multimedia system and superior technical services to substantially reduce customer cost and time-to-market.


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