Conexant’s HDTV video decoders certified for DCS’ analog copy protection

Conexant Systems, Inc., a worldwide leader in semiconductor solutions for broadband communications and the digital home, has announced that it has certified Dwight Cavendish Systems’ (DCS) analog copy protection
technology on its CX2427X and CX2450X MPEG video decoder families. DCS develops proprietary copy protection solutions that enable broadcast operators to cost-effectively protect analog video content in
pay-television applications such as video-on-demand. Conexant's market-leading video decoding solutions are targeted at personal video recording (PVR) enabled set-top boxes (STBs) that are used to receive high-definition (HDTV) programming in worldwide networks.

According to Lewis Brewster, executive vice president and general manager of Conexant's Broadband Media Processing Business, “Preventing the piracy of valuable programming content is a top priority for broadcast operators worldwide, many of which now require support for multiple copy protection schemes. Supporting DCS' security technology in our market-leading video decoders allows us to meet this prerequisite, and offer our customers a vendor-certified analog content-protection solution.”

Mazen Abdine, chief executive officer of DCS Ltd. noted that “We make our analog protection technology available to MPEG semiconductor companies and set-top box manufacturers on a royalty-free basis. As a result, Conexant can now offer its customers an economical anti-theft solution that complies with studio requirements for analog copy protection.”

Conexant's highly integrated CX2427X is an advanced dual-channel video decoder that includes several features that enable unsurpassed performance including a powerful processor and next-generation DDR-2 memory technology. It is capable of decoding two HDTV programs simultaneously, and supporting PVR applications on up to two televisions. This eliminates the need for a dedicated STB receiver for
each TV, enabling consumers to concurrently watch or record up to four different programs on TVs located in different rooms. The CX2450X is a single-channel video decoder that is targeted at mass market STBs with
PVR support. It shares a common core architecture with the CX2427X, providing manufacturers with a cross-platform software solution that allows them to cost-effectively address multiple market segments. Both
devices support the delivery of high-definition MPEG-2, H.264 and VC-1 encoded digital video streams in PVR-enabled STBs.

Conexant's innovative semiconductor solutions are driving broadband communications and digital home networks worldwide. The company's comprehensive portfolio includes products for broadband access and media processing applications. Conexant is a fabless
semiconductor company that recorded revenues of $809 million in fiscal year 2007. The company is headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif. To learn more, please visit

DCS is a technology company that designs and develops proprietary copy protection technologies for a wide range of pre-recorded material. It specializes in addressing the vulnerability to piracy of analog outputs in consumer electronic devices. DCS' patented
technology inhibits the unlicensed recording of copyright content, specifically feature films, through analog outputs. DCS is a UK registered, privately held company. It was incorporated in January 2001. The head office is in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, UK with a branch office in Pasadena, California. For more information visit

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