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High-definition set-top-box decoder integrates demodulator

Geneva—STMicroelectronics is offering engineering samples of a single-chip high-definition set-top box decoder that combines both the demodulation and decoding functions on a single device.

The STi7111, which has been designed to meet the requirements of major satellite operators worldwide, including DIRECTV, will allow OEMs to target the high-volume market for consumers moving to high-definition services. By including a network interface, ST has further ensured the STi7111 can be effectively used in a hybrid STB, where content is delivered by both a satellite and an IP network. Innovative power-saving techniques further benefit consumers by reducing the energy requirements for the final STB.

Built on the proven decoding engine used in the STi7100 series, the STi7111 supports H.264, VC1, MPEG-2 and numerous other video standards and includes circuitry to demodulate both DVB-S and DVB-S2 signals based on the STV0900 standalone product. This provides customers with board-space and cost savings as the demodulation function has previously been performed by an external device.

Pricing: Available on request.
Availability: Engineering samples are available now to lead customers.
Datasheet: click here.

STMicroelectronics Inc., (781) 861 2650, www.st.com

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