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HD IP STB platform supports Windows Embedded CE 6.0

Posted: 17 Jan 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:IPTV? STB? NXP? Microsoft? Windows Embedded CE?

NXP Semiconductors has announced a high-definition (HD) IP STB platform, said to be the first with support for Microsoft Windows Embedded CE 6.0. The solution is expected to bolster the adoption of IPTV globally by offering designers the freedom to develop a more flexible solution and consumers the highest-quality, interactive IPTV experience, the announcement said.

User-driven experience
"We're excited NXP has chosen to take advantage of the newly released Windows Embedded CE version 6.0 for its new IP STB platform," said Ilya Bukshteyn, director, Windows Embedded Marketing, Mobile and Embedded Devices Division, Microsoft Corp. "With the latest Windows Embedded CE software environment, the new NXP IP STB platform will help manufacturers build STBs that enable consumers to interact with TV in a completely new way by unifying all types of entertainment and Internet media into a simple, user-driven experience."

"The key to driving global adoption of IPTV is the IP-enabled STB, which acts as the gate to unlimited content between the outside world and the home," said Giel Rutten, senior VP and general manager, Home business unit, NXP Semiconductors. "By supporting Windows Embedded CE 6.0 in our newest IP STB platform, NXP is meeting designers' demands for access to the latest software environment to easily design a flexible solution and bring it to market in a short amount of time."

Enhanced TV viewing
NXP Semiconductors said it is enhancing the TV viewing experience by not only improving picture quality, but also enabling a variety of audio, video, data and images to be available anytime, anywhere throughout the home and on-the-move. The TV will soon be the window to a world of new content, the company said, and NXP is supporting these developments with a full range of semiconductor components, system solutions and connected systems based on industry standards.

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