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What is STB?
STB or set-top box. For analog service, set-top boxes descramble the premium channels and manage the higher channel numbers old TVs do not support. For digital service, they decode the MPEG-based digital signals, decrypt the premium channels and store and display the program guides with the channel numbers assigned by the cable provider. "HD set-top boxes" offer high-definition signals in addition to standard definition (SD).
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2007-01-17 HD IP STB platform supports Windows Embedded CE 6.0
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.
2004-11-15 Fairchild power component designed into Lasat DVB STB
Fairchild Semiconductor disclosed that its Green Power Switch (FPS) has been selected by Lasat GmbH for digital video broadcast (DVB) set top boxes (STB).
2007-04-23 Europe's AVC STB market to flourish, says report
Research and Markets estimates that the market shipments for Advanced Video Codec STBs in Europe will grow to 8 million units by 2010, amounting to nearly $700 million.
2009-08-07 Entropic, Sigma work on MoCA STB ref designs
Entropic Communications Inc. and Sigma Designs have signed a cooperative relationship to develop high definition, Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA)-compliant cable TV and IPTV STB reference designs.
2007-07-17 EMMA-based turnkey solution eases STB development
NEC Electronics Corp. and Beijing Cycle Century Digital Technology Co. Ltd have developed a turnkey solution that enables STB manufacturers to bring new systems to market with minimal cost and effort.
2006-06-16 Effective STB testing improves time-to-market
Automated measurement helps cut down performance time from weeks to a few minutes. Moreover, it ensures accuracy and repeatability of measurement results, which are key factors affecting time-to-market.
2007-03-08 DVB-S2 demodulator cuts STB complexity, cost
ST's new dual DVB-S2 satellite TV demodulator chip promises to reduce STB complexity and manufacturing cost by providing the functionalities of two of the company's earlier demodulators in a single package.
2008-10-16 Dual-SCART switches ease European STB designs
Maxim introduces the MAX9655/MAX9656 low-power switches that support the video portion of dual-SCART, set-top-box designs.
2009-12-10 Dual SCART chips cut STB power use
The devices operate audio and video circuitry from +3.3V and only require +12V for the slow-switching signal.
2009-02-10 DTV media browser comes in STB edition, too
Oregan Networks Ltd has announced the availability of Oregan Media Browser 4.0 for connected DTVs, branded as Onyx, which also comes in STB edition.
2011-11-04 DTV decoder targets HD STB, IDTV market
Fujitsu's NAGRA-certified MB86H611 supports H.264/AVC, MPEG-2, AVS and VC-1 video decoding.
2006-04-19 DSG solution targets STB, DTV manufacturers
Texas Instruments Inc. announced its Puma-based DOCSIS set-top gateway solution for cable STB and DTV manufacturers.
2012-08-08 Diodes claims LNBs, control ICs boost STB efficiency
The low noise block power management and control ICs for set-top boxes, TVs with built-in satellite tuners and PC satellite tuner cards are claimed to offer increased reliability.
2007-09-14 Digital STB-on-a-chip delivers 65nm advantages
Broadcom says it has developed the industry's most advanced 65nm SoC solution designed for use in next-generation cable, satellite and IP STBs.
2007-04-16 Cost-effective STB solutions drive adoption of advanced TV services
NXP's new range of cost-effective STB system solutions are priced to accelerate adoption of digital terrestrial, cable, satellite and IPTV services with good picture quality.
2004-07-23 Conexant tuner suits FTA satellite STB receivers
The new low-power RF satellite tuner from Conexant is designed for free-to-air satellite STB receivers.
2008-05-02 Conexant to turn over STB business to NXP
NXP Semiconductors this week announced it will acquire Conexant Systems' STB business.
2003-10-31 Conexant to power EchoStar STB satellite receivers
Conexant Systems Inc. announced that its single-chip STB solution has been selected by EchoStar Communications for its new STB satellite receivers.
2003-05-21 Conexant AV decoders minimize STB costs
Conexant Systems Inc. has introduced a new family of MPEG-2 A/V decoders for cable, satellite, and terrestrial STBs.
2009-11-12 Cisco buys DVN STB biz for $44.5M
Cisco also enters into a go-to-market alliance with DVN to use the company's middleware and advanced applications.
2008-03-25 Chip brings AVS-enabled IP STB to Asia
NXP says its latest low-cost STB chip solution, STB222, has been selected by ChangHong to deliver AVS-compliant IP STB platform to manufacturers and Pay TV operators in Asia.
2006-10-06 China's digital STB revenue to reach $893M in 2010
Digital STB revenues from the Chinese market increased an estimated 77 percent in 2005, according to a new report published by IMS Research.
2007-05-29 China STB makers face DVB-T patent fees in Europe
Patent fees are fast becoming a big headache for China digital TV makers who ship products to Europe, CCID Consulting reported.
2007-05-01 China STB makers decry stiff MPEG-2 royalties
Digital STB makers in China are on a collision course with MPEG-2 patent owners over unpaid royalties, setting the stage for what will likely be intense haggling in the coming months.
2007-07-10 China digital STB maker picks Freescale silicon tuner
Freescale Semiconductor has announced that its MC44S803 silicon tuner has been selected by Chinese DTV STB manufacturer Jiangsu Yin He Electronics.
2012-01-05 Cable STB market gains from Asian demand
The global digital STB unit shipments are on track to surpass 55 million, down just one percent from 2010.
2007-06-01 Build a hybrid IPTV-DTV/DVB STB
While the IPTV business is in its infancy and the terrestrial transmission of digital signals takes over from analog, there is a need for a STB that is a hybrid of the two sets of requirementsi.e., that can receive, decode and display terrestrial DTV signalsas well as provide a platform for the viewing of IPTV services.
2009-09-14 Broadcom, SoftAtHome develop STB interface
Broadcom announces a collaboration with SoftAtHome to create a customized software interface for STBs.
2007-09-11 Broadcom, OpenTV team on next-gen STB platforms
Broadcom and OpenTV are collaborating to drive next-generation cable, satellite, IP and terrestrial-based STB products with advanced features and capabilities.
2012-03-29 Broadcom's STB SoCs are now NDS certified
The company has received certification for 15 of its connected home platforms that support 3D graphical UI and 3D content for rich and interactive TV experience.
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