GenevaSTMicroelectronics is sampling an MPEG decoder for standard definition TV. The STi5107, which is the latest addition to its OMEGA family of set-top box products, is aimed at helping manufacturers cut their total component cost and simplify board design and assembly, while offering enhanced security features.
The STi5107 provides a unified, single-device platform for set-top boxes ranging from basic low-cost products up to MHP (Multimedia Home Platform) applications, for satellite, cable, and terrestrial services and plug-in TV modules.
The decoder supports the advanced security features required by all major conditional access (CA) suppliers The 200-MHz clock speed of the embedded ST20 32-bit RISC CPU core provides increased power for advanced applications and is fully compatible with all mainstream set-top box middleware.
An integrated 2D graphics engine relieves the CPU of on-screen display (OSD) overhead. The graphics sub-system is supported by an advanced blitter-based display, which implements bit-mapped graphics in hardware. Additional features include DVB (Digital Video Broadcasting) descramblers, a low cost DVB-CI (Common Interface) to link it to a removable security module, and support for a single tuner DVR (Digital Video Recorder) for high quality time-shifting.
The STi5107 is offered in LQFP216 and PBGA324 packages. Volume production is expected to start early in in the first quarter of 2007. Pricing is $6 in 100k quantities.
For a datasheet, go to www.st.com/stonline/products/literature/bd/12934/sti5107.htm.
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