Android STB chipset at IBC -->
Fabless semiconductor provider Sigma Designs will launch its new SMP8734 chipset at IBC 2013 in Amsterdam (13-17 September). The SMP8734 combines a high performance ARM A9 CPU with an Imagination SGX GPU. Sigma Designs will provide the ARM processor based chipset as a market-ready system for both hybrid IPTV middleware platforms and Android STB (set top box) platforms. The chipset incorporates secure media processing, multi-format Full-HD video decoding, VXP display processing, and field-proven AV software core. It has wide-ranging ecosystem compatibility and includes a range of hardware and software extensions to support the creation of complete system systems, including global tuner/demodulator standards, wired and wireless network controllers, DTV middleware stacks and IPTV middleware ports, such as Wyplay, OpenTV and Mediaroom. The SMP8734 comes with a full Software Suite, including libraries and services packaged under both Linux and Android development kits for rapid development. It incorporates managed power consumption, developed for both US and European regulatory compliance and is developed to a minimal R-BOM to allow smaller footprint and lower cost implementations.