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Next-Gen Decoder Outfits HD STBs

Next-Gen Decoder Outfits HD STBs

Chiseled for high-definition (HD) set-top boxes (STBs), the STi7106 HD video decoder supports all required audio/video standards, i.e., H.264, VC-1, MPEG2, and WM9. The device also supports AVS HD decoding and maintains the same architecture as the STi7105. Features include 1,000 DMIPS performance, a triple-source 2D blitter engine, tile ram bandwidth saver, compositor, 1080p output, two USB 2.0 ports, 1,000-Mb/s GMII Ethernet, and an eight-bit SD-MMC/SDIO interface for memory cards. The device also provides embedded security by way of DES, TDES, AES, and DVB descramblers as well as support for digital rights management via Windows DRM 10 and Secure Video Processor standards. Samples are available in 27 x 27 PBGA packages. For price, call STMICROELECTRONICS, Lexington, MA. (888) 787-3550.


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