STMicroelectronics announced that it has shipped its 100 millionth chipset for digital cable and satellite set-top boxes (STB) in India.
“This key milestone highlights ST’s strong engagement in India and the competitiveness of our SoC portfolio that has been recently expanded with a new generation of innovative HD and Ultra-HD devices,” said Ted Grauch, Vice President Global Marketing, Consumer Product Division, STMicroelectronics.
The Liege3 SoCs are ST’s latest STB products for HD markets while the Cannes/Monaco 4K SoCs cater to ultra-HD markets. ST claims that its HD HEVC Liege3 chipsets deliver up to five times the performance compared with previous HD SoC generations and range from entry-level 3K DMIPS up to 6K DMIPS with embedded GPU.
Composed of satellite variants (STiH337/STiH332), cable-market products (STiH372), and IPTV set-top-box devices (STiH307/STiH302), the Liege3 SoC family is designed to raise the bar in entry and mid-range broadcast set-top boxes and Internet Protocol (IP) clients, the company added.
Bundle solutions are available on the Liege3 family for connected and Personal Video Recorder (PVR) STBs, which are claimed to significantly reduce the time required for an OEM to deliver an operator product.
The company’s products for the Indian digital STB market are known for their quality, performance, high reliability, and total cost of ownership. Also, with superb image quality, these solutions greatly improve the end-user experience for linear and on-demand Pay-TV services.
Addressing the satellite markets, the STiH337/STiH332 SoCs implement a new DVB-S2X demodulation scheme enabling Service Operators to leverage compression-efficiency improvements brought by the HEVC technology. This results in the enhancement of S2X spectral efficiency for optimal use of the satellite transponder capacity.