Media player solutions from Sigma Designs

By: Sigma Designs  09-12-2011
Keywords: Video, Home Security, Remote Control

We are instrumental in enabling many of the media players on the market. Consumers may now enjoy the content stored on their home network (computer or network storage) or USB hard drive, on their HDTV.

While much of the same functionality is being rapidly incorporated into HDTVs and Blu-ray players, the small form factor of media players enable consumers to take them along on trips, easily move them between rooms, etc. In addition, the large open source community is working on improving the media player products, which is typically not possible for standard CE products.

The media player market is continually offering new features, including:

  • Streaming of on-line movies, TV shows, videos, radio stations, etc. (over-the-top or OTT content).
  • Sophisticated user interfaces (jukeboxes) for navigating videos, music, photos, etc.
  • Support for user-generated subtitles.
  • Integrating a full-featured Blu-ray player.

New features coming shortly include:

  • Ability to play Blu-ray Managed Copies and downloaded/streamed versions, enabling consumers to enjoy their movies any where at any time.
  • Ability to play 3D videos on a 3DTV.
  • Ability to display 3D photos on a 3DTV.

Our family of architecture-compatible Secure Media Processors, media player SDKs, and wide variety of reference designs enable fast development of a media 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 media players.

SMP8670 Secure Media Processor™

The SMP8670 provides a highly-integrated, high-performance, low-cost solution for media players.

SMP8646 Secure Media Processor™

The SMP8646 provides a highly-integrated, high-performance, cost-effective solution for premium media players.

SD3402 Z-Wave® Wireless Controller

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

SMP8652 Secure Media Processor™

The SMP8652 provides a highly-integrated, high-performance, low-cost solution for media players.

SMP8642 Secure Media Processor™

The SMP8642 provides a highly-integrated, high-performance, cost-effective solution for premium media players.

Our development kits and reference designs enable the rapid development of a media player with a wide variety of feature options.

SMP8670 Development Kit

The Vantage 8670 development kit enables the rapid development of media player.

SMP8652 Media Player Development Kit

The DMA-8652 development kit enables the rapid development of a media player, capable of playing a variety of content from a variety of sources over the home network, including on-line, NAS, hard drive, etc.

SMP8652 Development Kit

The Vantage 8652 development kit enables the rapid development of a media player that can also support ATSC or DVB-T tuners.

SMP8646 Development Kit

The Vantage 8646 development kit enables the rapid development of a premium media player.

We provide solutions based on Linux and Android™.


Linux

We offer a robust media player software stack that is designed to quickly and easily enable our customers to add additional features.



Typical Media Player Linux SDK

Android™

Android™ from Google delivers a complete set of software: Linux operating system, middleware, and key applications. It is open source so it can be extended by third parties to incorporate emerging cutting edge technologies. The Google Android™ SDK includes all source code and provides the tools and APIs necessary to begin developing applications.



Typical Android™ SDK

Git and Repo are used to manage the workflow. Git is an open-source version-control system, and is used for local operations such as local branching, commits, diffs, and edits. Repo is used to help manage the many Git repositories, does the uploads to the revision control system, and automates parts of the Android™ development workflow.

The MIPS-Android-Sigma private project contains public code, SMP86xx Android™ source code, precompiled MRUA, DCC-HD, and DirectFB code, and sample applications. Developers can rebuild an Android™ image for our platform and test it, but they do not have access to our proprietary MRUA, DCC-HD, and DirectFB APIs. Thus, Android™ audio/video playback using MRUA is not supported; only MRUA audio/video playback alongside of (but independent of) Android™. Please contact your local sales representative for access.

Sigma Designs' Git Site

To incorporate full MRUA, DCC-HD, and DirectFB support into an Android-based design, we use our own Git server for distributing our proprietary MRUA, DCC-HD, and DirectFB APIs. Please contact your local sales representative for access.

Software Partners

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


Industry Associations

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


   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Keywords: Continually Offering, Home Security, Remote Control, Rf Remote Control, User Interfaces, Video, Video Processing,

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