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Release date- 03012014 -
The complete product offering includes all the ingredients required for the US cable market from high-speed broadband access to Ultra HD multi-screen video processing and seamless home connectivity over wired and wireless networks.
'To meet the high-bandwidth demands of US consumers, Cable operators have introduced high-speed networks capable of delivering high-end interactive content to displays from TVs to smartphones and tablets,' said
ST's DOCSIS 3.0-certified1cable-modem chips (the STiD12 product family, codenamed '
ST's latest multimedia application-processor System-on-Chips (the STiH3 client-box and STiH4 server-box product families, codenamed '
The STiH3 and STiH4 architecture is based on the high-performance Dual ARM Cortex CPU and provides native support for the RDK3 software adopted by major US cable operators. It also supports other 3rd party software used in the US Cable market such as the PowerUp HTML5 Platform with the PowerUp DVB stack4 from Zodiac Interactive (www.zodiac.tv).
The ST platform enables whole-home distribution of high-definition video and content over wired and wireless networks at Gbit/s speeds. Supporting MoCA52 specification, ST chips (STiC2BB/STiC2PA) combine super-fast error-less data transmission over the existing coaxial cabling with low-power modes of sleep and standby on a home-multimedia network. ST's set-top box platform supports the latest WiFi standard (802.11ac) enabling swift and reliable wireless streaming of bandwidth-intensive video content, including Over-the-Top, PayTV (up to Ultra HD resolution) and gaming, to multiple clients throughout the home, all at the same time and over the same frequency spectrum.
Note to Editors:
More than 50 million set-top boxes and about 17 million DOCSIS 3.0-enabled CPE (Customer Premises Equipment) units are forecast to be shipped annually in
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In 2012, the company's net revenues were
1 certified by CableLabs, a consortium of cable experts and industry operators
2 High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) doubles the data compression ratio used with the previous H.264/MPEG-4 AVC standard at the same level of video quality
3The Reference Design Kit (RDK) is a pre-integrated software bundle developed and licensed to create a common framework for powering IP or hybrid set-top boxes (STBs) and gateway devices for CE manufacturers, SoC vendors, and other software developers, system integrators and TV service providers. The RDK was developed to accelerate the deployment of next-generation video services and prevent software fragmentation by providing speed-to-market, collaboration and standardization. Supported by more than 100 licensees,
4The PowerUp HTML5 Platform and DVB stack is a modular solution set based on an open industry standard that provides a common foundation for legacy and next-generation managed and un-managed devices for both QAM and IP service delivery.
6Sources: IHS Market Reports, ST internal estimates
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