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NXP chipset supports Nagravision open access API

Posted: 10 Aug 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:conditional access systems? Nagravision API?

NXP Semiconductors has achieved NOCS certification from Nagravision, an independent supplier of open conditional access systems, on its PNX8330 chipset. This makes NXP one of the first semiconductor companies to support the Nagravision, NOCS dedicated, APIenabling shorter development time for faster time-to-market of new STB devices.

"We are impressed with NXP's ability to accomplish our NOCS certification for its PNX8330 chipset in half the time than it traditionally takes and are confident that NXP will help the industry meet the growing demand for conditional access systems in STBs," said Jean-Philippe Plantevin, senior VP, sales and services, Nagravision. "The need for more stringent access control is growing in tandem with increasing support from TV operators for digital technology, in an effort to offer consumers more interactive applications, higher performance and unparalleled image quality," explained Plantevin.

As STB manufacturers face more pressure to integrate security into the box, they look to technology providers to ease the implementation of conditional access systems. Through support of the Nagravision API and NOCS certification, NXP claims that OEMs can rely on a certified chipset to pass security certification at the box-level.

In addition to easing the implementation of conditional access systems, NXP announced its commitment to reduce the total cost of ownership in the pay-TV (or vertical) STB market. NXP has leveraged knowledge from its experience in the cost-sensitive DVB-T STB market and applied it to the development of solutions for the service provider market. Support of Nagravision's API coupled with NXP's technology allows service providers to deliver content to the consumer more reliably and at a lower cost, which increases ARPU.

"The operator market is growing in importance in the overall global STB market and NXP is dedicated to answering their specific needs for enhanced security features through work with leaders such as Nagravision," said Menno Kleingeld, senior marketing director, NXP.

The updated, NOCS compliant PNX8330 chipset supporting Nagravision's API is available now. NXP also plans to certify additional NOCS compliant STB chipsets in Q4.

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