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New CE solutions from Philips

Posted: 25 Nov 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Royal Philips Electronics? stb? STB22x? STB platform? Digital Living Network Alliance?

Royal Philips Electronics announced two semiconductor system solutions that promise to enhance STB technologies. The announcements include the STB22x, which is a new family of STB platforms, and a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) compliant Digital Media Adaptor (DMA) reference design based on the Nexperia PNX1500 media processor.

According to the company, its new solutions will ensure next generation consumer devices are easy to use for the connected consumer and allow for a fast time to market and differentiating features for consumer electronics manufacturers.

"Philips STB semiconductor system solutions and reference designs offer cost optimized, high performance solutions with short time to market," said Menno Kleingeld, marketing director at Philips Semiconductors. "The introduction of the STB22x platform provides CE makers with a choice of easy and fast to implement products that reduce total cost of ownership."

The new STB22x STB platforms bring together a validated turnkey STB design, third party software and world class support. It will allow CE makers to produce low cost STBs for cable, satellite and terrestrial broadcast with fast time-to-market. The STB22x also offers support for standard definition personal video recorder, dual-input dual-output, MPEG2 and MPEG4, and integrates USB 2.0 OTG and picture improvement features into the source decoder. Philips disclosed that the STB22x family will be extended in the middle of 2006 with a High Definition (HD) source decoder to support H.264 HD and WM9 HD streams.

Seamless content sharing
To support home consumer device manufacturers in meeting the demand for seamless access to digital media, Philips has integrated its Nexperia PNX1500 media processor into a DLNA-compliant DMA reference design, based on a partnership with software vendor Mediabolic. This reference design is available as a stand alone solution or can be integrated into TV designs.

The Nexperia DLNA compliant DMA reference design is already available, while the STB22x will be available in June 2006.

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