Milpitas, Calif.Sigma Designs announced the availability of its SMP8644 media processor SoC, designed for feature-rich consumer products, including next generation IPTV set-top boxes, IP cable set-top boxes, and Blu-ray players.
The SMP8644 offers a full complement of advanced decoder engines with high definition video decoding, including H.264 (MPEG-4 part 10), Windows Media Video 9, VC-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 (part 2), and the AVS standard. High-performance graphics acceleration, multi-standard audio decoding with three on-chip DSP engines, which can decode all required standards, including DTS-HD MA 7.1, advanced display processing capabilities, and HDMI 1.3 output round out its multimedia core.
Powerful content security is ensured through a dedicated secure processor, on-chip flash memory, and a range of digital rights management (DRM) engines for high-speed payload decryption. The SMP8644 also features a full complement of system peripherals, including a dual Ethernet controller, dual USB 2.0 controller, NAND and NOR flash controllers, IR controller, and a dual SATA controller.
The SMP8644 features a 667 MHz MIPS main CPU, providing 1330 DMIPS to enable crisp user interaction and a wider range of application-based features. A second MIPS processor called the IPU manages real-time interrupt operations and offloads burdensome system tasks such as networking and graphics to further optimize main CPU utilization. A third MIPS processor manages all system security functions including decryption and key generation.
Pricing: Less than $30 in high volume.
Availability: Samples are available now with production available in December.
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Sigma Designs, www.sigmadesigns.com