Santa Clara, Calif.Micronas and Planetweb have teamed up to produce a reference design that will enable consumer electronics OEMs to build IPTV and Hybrid IPTV/Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) TV set-top boxes quickly and cost-effectively.
The reference design combines Micronas' DeCypher DHM 8100 High-Definition Multi-format Decoder and Planetweb's SpectraWorks user interface platform and applications.
"Clearly, the opportunities in IPTV are substantial. But the inherent complexity of the technology, combined with stringent pricing requirements and aggressive market timing, present a huge challenge for many manufacturers," said Keri Waters, director of strategic marketing at Micronas USA, in a statement "By working with Planetweb to develop our set-top box reference designs, we will provide a cost effective and customizable solution for our customers who want to quickly and successfully bring innovative products to market."
The DeCypher DHM 8100 is an ASIC that decodes both H.264 high profile and VC-1 advanced profile at level 4. The DeCypher DHM 8100 is a streaming media processor that can be configured dynamically, scaled readily and integrated easily. The chip can be customized through its modular software architecture. The DeCypher DHM 8100 delivers a single platform, which allows manufacturers to quickly and affordably design and build networked televisions, set top boxes, DVD players and other consumer electronics products. For more, click here: www.micronas.com/products/by_function/decypher_8100/product_information/index.html
The SpectraWorks platform is aimed at providing OEMs with the ability to rapidly develop and customize both applications and graphical user interfaces for any consumer electronics device. SpectraWorks includes SpectraBuilder, which is a GUI design tool that is designed to simplify the building of a platform-independent user interface without writing any code or script. It also includes the SpectraCore software engine.
For more on SpectraWorks, click here: www.planetweb.com/Products.html
Micronas USA Inc., +1 408 625 1200, www.micronasusa.com.
Planetweb Inc., 1 650-551-5500, www.planetweb.com.