Cable set-top box solutions from Sigma Designs

By: Sigma Designs  09-12-2011
Keywords: Home Security, service providers, energy management

With the adoption of DOCSIS 3.0, cable service providers can increase the data bandwidth to the home, enabling the eventual adoption of Internet Protocol (IP) for delivering content. As the leading supplier of IPTV set-top box solutions, our technology is easily adapted to address this new opportunity.

A new deployment architecture is also emerging. Currently, each TV in the home uses an expensive cable set-top box. However, deployment costs can be substantially reduced by using a gateway and multiple low-cost thin clients. Each thin client controls one tuner in the gateway or accesses recorded content. The selected live or recorded program is then sent to the thin client over the home AV network.

Our family of architecture-compatible Secure Media Processors, SDKs, and wide variety of reference designs enable fast development of a cable gateway, set-top box, set-back box (mounts behind the HDTV), or thin client with a wide variety of feature options:

  • DOCSIS 3.0, QAM, VoIP, and eCM (embedded Cable Modem).
  • PVR
  • Integrated for Z-Wave® enabled home automation, home security monitoring, and home energy management products. This enables service providers to offer additional premium services, such as home security monitoring, for the home.
  • 802.11n or MoCA® v1.1 home AV networking.
  • 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.
  • 3D graphics, enabling dynamic and customizable user interfaces by supporting the flipping, rotating, warping, and moving of images.
  • to improve HD video quality and offer highest-quality SD video upscaling.

SMP8910 Secure Media Processor™

The SMP8910 with integrated studio-quality VXP® video processing provides a highly-integrated, high-performance, cost-effective solution for cable gateways.

SMP8670 Secure Media Processor™

The SMP8670 provides a highly-integrated, high-performance, low-cost solution for cable thin clients.

SMP8656 Secure Media Processor™

The SMP8656 provides a highly-integrated, high-performance, cost-effective solution for cable thin clients, supporting high-performance 3D graphics.

HomePNA® Modem for MDU Endpoints

The CG3310M is a single-chip HomePNA® solution for MDU Endpoints, supporting high data rates, multi-band operation, advanced synchronous MAC, and best of breed QoS.

SD3402 Z-Wave® Wireless Controller

The SD3402 is ideal for easily adding Z-Wave® RF remote control and home control to cable gateways, cable set-top boxes, hybrid cable set-top boxes, and cable thin clients. Integration of the SD3402 enables cable service providers to offer additional home security monitoring and home energy management services.

SMP8654 Secure Media Processor™

The SMP8654 provides a highly-integrated, high-performance, cost-effective solution for cable thin clients.

SMP8652 Secure Media Processor™

The SMP8652 provides a highly-integrated, high-performance, low-cost solution for cable thin clients.

SMP8644 Secure Media Processor™

The SMP8644 provides a highly-integrated, high-performance, cost-effective solution for cable gateways.

Our development kits and reference designs enable the rapid development of a cable set-top box, gateway, or thin client with a wide variety of feature options, or choose a production model from one of our ODM partners.

SMP8670 Development Kit

The Vantage 8670 development kit enables the rapid development of cable thin client.

SMP8656 Development Kit

The Vantage 8656 development kit enables the rapid development of hybrid cable set-top boxes and cable thin clients, supporting high-performance 3D graphics and NDS and Nagravision conditional access.

SMP8654 Development Kit

The Vantage 8654 development kit enables the rapid development of hybrid cable set-top boxes and cable thin clients.

SMP8652 Development Kit

The Vantage 8652 development kit enables the rapid development of hybrid cable set-top boxes and cable thin clients

SMP8644 Development Kit

The Vantage 8644 development kit enables the rapid development of a cable gateway.

Software Partners

Sigma Designs is working with the following software companies to provide a more complete solution for our cable products.


   
   
   
    Adobe® Flash® Lite™ 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 cable 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 cable products.


Industry Associations

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


   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Keywords: Cable Service Providers, energy management, Home Security, Internet Protocol, Iptv Set-top Box, Remote Control, Rf Remote Control, service providers, Set-top Box, User Interfaces, Video Processing,

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