Groomed for next-generation Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) set-top boxes, the SMP8654 media processor system-on-chip promises a 50% improvement in performance over previous offerings along with lower system costs. The processor integrates a comprehensive array of capabilities including multimedia processing, a content security system, multiple on-chip CPUs, and system peripherals. It may also reduce sub-system costs by about 30% when compared to its predecessor, the SMP8634. Integrated decoder engines with high-definition video capabilities include H.264 (MPEG-4 part 10), Windows Media Video 9, VC-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 (part 2), and the latest AVS standard. Graphics acceleration, multi-standard audio decoding, display processing capabilities, and an HDMI 1.3 output round out the chip's multimedia core. Samples of the SMP8654 are available now. SIGMA DESIGNS INC., Milpitas, CA. (408) 957-9863.
Company: SIGMA DESIGNS INC.
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