Novabase selects Sigma Designs’ media processor for turn-key set top box

Novabase selects Sigma Designs’ media processor for turn-key set top box

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By eeNews Europe

The SMP8674 will enable Novabase to meet the market demand for hybrid broadcast and IP set-top boxes in various form factors including HDMI stick.  Novabase chose the Sigma SMP8674 media processor because of the SoC’s ability to deliver full media processing while remaining a low power solution.  The device’s CAS (Conditional Access System) capability includes those from Nagravision and Verimatrix.

“The SMP8674 is a great solution for our new System-in-Package (SiP) products to integrate in our client Set Top Boxes. Market demand for smaller devices is growing rapidly and we needed a market-ready solution that provides users with exactly what they need in their homes, “explained Michael Pauli, Novabase executive.  “With the new low power Sigma media processors and platform SDK we are able to provide state-of-the-art products for cost sensitive developing countries”.

The Sigma SMP8674 presents a highly-integrated, low-cost option for IPTV, hybrid set-top boxes and thin clients, making it an ideal end-to-end solution for service providers. The new hybrid-oriented Software Development Kit (SDK) supports OpenTV5 from Nagra, HbbTV middleware from HTTV and has an optimized HTML5 framework. The SMP8674 is a good choice for service providers seeking advanced technology within a compact, affordable and user-friendly product. The SMP8674 media processor is in mass production.

Mustafa Ozgen, vice president and general manager Home Multimedia for Sigma Designs, said: “The SMP8674 gives Novabase the ability to develop unique technology with a highly competitive edge in a growing market, where footprint, power, performance and cost are important differentiators.”

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