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HDTV STB supports wireless IPTV standard

Posted: 04 Jun 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:wireless 802.11n? IPTV? hybrid STB? MPEG-4?

Three major electronics companiesSamsung Electronics Co. Ltd, STMicroelectronics and Metalink Ltdhave teamed up to launch an STB that supports high-definition (HD) TV quality based on the 802.11n wireless IPTV standard.

Samsung's SMT-H6155 is designed to deliver HD IPTV over WLAN. It is equipped with an STi7109 chipset, providing the HD video decoding technology from STMicroelectronics and Metalink's 802.11n WLANPlus chipset, enabling the wireless delivery of multiple HD video streams throughout the home.

Samsung's SMT-H6155 is a hybrid STB that combines IP and DVB-T reception capabilities. It supports the delivery of HD contents over the IP network and enables various interactive functions like VoD and IP multicasting. SMT-H6155 combines MPEG-4 AVC/H.264/C1 capabilities on a single chipset produced using STMicroelectronics' SoC platform and supports Wireless Digital Video home Networking using 802.11n.

STMicroelectronics' STi7109 is a single-chip MPEG-4 AVC and VC-1 decoder that embeds all the major functions of an STB in a single device, including a high-performance CPU, video-decoding circuitry, a wide range of peripheral devices, advanced connectivity features and support for emerging security standards.

Metalink's WLANPlus family consists of the company's MtW8170 baseband device and the MtW8150 RFIC. A combination of features enables Metalink's WLANPlus family to deliver multiple HDTV streams to any location within a radius of 100 feet, while maintaining full QoS performance. Innovative packet-aggregation techniques boost media access control efficiency with double the effective throughput of other products, according to the company.

- Ismini Scouras

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