Blu-ray player solutions from Sigma Designs

By: Sigma Designs  09-12-2011
Keywords: Video, Video Processing, Continually Offering

As an early supporter of Blu-ray, we were instrumental in enabling most of the first Blu-ray players to market. For the first time, consumers were able to enjoy the highest-quality high-definition movies in their homes, setting new standards for audio and video quality.

The Blu-ray player market is continually offering new features, including:

  • Using BD-Live to support social networking sites, enabling consumers to update their status while watching the movie, discuss the movie, invite buddies to director-led community film screenings, etc.
  • Movies with IMDb and MovieIQ databases, enabling consumers to look up cast and crew information while watching the movie.
  • Use of iPhone® or iPod® touch devices to control the Blu-ray player, including the ability to access a Blu-ray disc's details such as cover art and actor information, and search for additional related video clips online.
  • Use of Gracenote's MusicID-Stream™, which allows consumers to access information on a song or artist playing in a movie or video simply pressing a button on their remote control. Gracenote then returns rich information on the song, such as artist, genre, and album cover art.
  • Downloading of new subtitles and audio tracks as they become available.
  • Streaming of on-line movies, TV shows, videos, radio stations, etc. (over-the-top or OTT content).
  • Playing of content stored on the home network (computer or network storage) or USB hard drive.
  • 3D video, enabling consumers to experience a new level of 3DTV viewing experience in the home.
  • Video processing to further improve video quality of Blu-ray movies, DVDs, etc. Currently on premium players, this feature will filter down to mainstream players.

New features coming shortly include:

  • Ability to make Managed Copies, enabling consumers to enjoy their content any where at any time. The Managed Copy content may be optimized for a variety of consumer devices, including mobile phones, portable media players, etc.
  • Integration of Blu-ray purchases and downloaded/streamed versions, enabling easy access of the same movie through a set-top box, HDTV, mobile phone, or any other device that's part of the ecosystem.
  • Ability to display 3D photos on a 3DTV.
  • Ability to do 2D to 3D video conversion.

Our family of architecture-compatible Secure Media Processors optimized for Blu-ray player applications, complete Blu-ray player SDK, and wide variety of reference designs enable fast development of a mainstream or premium Blu-ray player with a wide variety of feature options:

  • Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA®) support enables consumers to locate and enjoy content anywhere on their home AV network and effortlessly move or stream this content between DLNA-connected devices.
  • to improve Blu-ray video quality and offer highest-quality DVD upscaling.
  • 802.11n, , , or home AV networking.

SMP8910 Secure Media Processor™

The SMP8910 with integrated studio-quality VXP® video processing provides a highly-integrated, high-performance solution for premium Blu-ray 3D players.

SMP8646 Secure Media Processor™

The SMP8646 provides a highly-integrated, high-performance, cost-effective solution for mainstream Blu-ray players.

SD3402 Z-Wave® Wireless Controller

The SD3402 is ideal for easily adding Z-Wave® RF remote control and home control to Blu-ray players. Integration of the SD3402 enables consumers the ability to conveniently perform home automation, home security monitoring, and home energy management.

SMP8644 Secure Media Processor™

The SMP8644 provides a highly-integrated, high-performance, cost-effective solution for premium Blu-ray players using our VXP® Video Processor.

GF9452 12-bit Dual Channel, Dual Output VXP® Video Processor

The GF9452 offers two channels of professional grade adaptive deinterlacing, adaptive 3D noise reduction, mosquito noise reduction, block artifact reduction, adaptive detail enhancement, and adaptive contrast enhancement.

SMP8642 Secure Media Processor™

The SMP8642 provides a highly-integrated, high-performance, cost-effective solution for mainstream Blu-ray players.

Our development kits and reference designs enable the rapid development of a mainstream or premium Blu-ray player with a wide variety of feature options, or choose a production model from one of our ODM partners.

SMP8644 Blu-ray Player with VXP® Development Kit

The Blu-ray 8644VXP development kit addresses the premium Blu-ray player market by bringing together the best-in-class Blu-ray decoding solution (SMP8644 Secure Media Processor™) and the best-in-class video post-processing solution (GF9452 VXP® Video Processor).

SMP8642 Blu-ray Player Reference Design

The Blu-ray 8642 reference design is derived from the experience of enabling most of the first Blu-ray players to market. It enables the rapid production of a mainstream Blu-ray player that also supports BD-RE, BD-R, AVCHD, DVD, and CD playback.

SMP8646 Development Kit

The Vantage 8646 development kit enables the rapid development of a mainstream Blu-ray player.

SMP8644 Development Kit

The Vantage 8644 development kit enables the rapid development of a premium Blu-ray player that can also support ATSC or DVB-T tuners.

Linux

We offer, and provide the support for, a complete Blu-ray player software stack that is designed to quickly and easily enable our customers to add additional features. Our Blu-ray player software stack has passed the BDA Verification Test, ensuring customer's players can easily pass the Verification Test.


Typical Blu-ray Player Linux SDK

Software Partners

Sigma Designs is working with the following software companies to provide a more complete solution for our Blu-ray player products.


   
   
    Adobe® Flash® enables OEMs and service providers to differentiate their devices via customized applications and user interfaces, a more complete web experience, the delivery of high-definition content, and rich applications for Internet-connected devices.
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

3D Video Partners

Sigma Designs is working with the following 3D Video companies to provide a more complete solution for our Blu-ray player products.


   
    SENSIO Technologies develops and markets Stereoscopic 3D digital compression, decompression, and display formatting technologies. Its solutions are deployed on a global scale by content creators, game developers, broadcasters, specialty channels, and digital cinemas. Its flagship technology, SENSIO® 3D, allows the high-quality distribution of 3D content through conventional existing 2D broadcast networks (cable, satellite, IPTV, etc.).
   

Over-The-Top (OTT) Partners

Sigma Designs is working with the following Over-The-Top (OTT) companies to provide a more complete solution for our Blu-ray player products.


Content Protection Partners

Sigma Designs is working with the following content protection companies to provide a more complete solution for our Blu-ray player products.


   
   
   

Industry Associations

Sigma Designs is an active member in many standards organizations and industry associations to enable our Blu-ray player solutions to quickly support new features and standards.


   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Keywords: Continually Offering, Video, Video Processing,

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