Sigma Designs' SMP8652 Powers Verismo's Broadband TV Set Top Box

  • Posted on: 19 December 2010
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

Verismo Networks has selected Sigma Designs’ System-on-Chip (SoC) solution to power its Broadband TV set-top box (STB). The Sigma Designs chip - SMP8652 Secure Media Processor, is a single-chip SoC solution that offers support for some of the latest STB technologies.  It has an on chip support for USB 2.0, SATA, Gigabit Ethernet and an advance decoder engine to power high definition videos. The Sigma SMP8652 media processor will give Verismo’s customers the necessary functions to help them migrate to the IP connected home.

By using the SMP8652 media processor Verismo has a complete end-to-end that allows the integration of linear channels, combined 1080P High Definition with best in class Over-the-Top (OTT) Internet videos, Video-on-Demand (VOD), and live channels from around the world, along with the ability to play back personal media right off the box.

The SMP8652 also provides social networking functionality with sites like Twitter, Facebook and photo viewing from popular sites like Picasa. It also has integrated decoder and playback functionality for a wide variety of Internet video file formats. Overall the IP-connected home users will receive get a low powered, high performance solution.

"Verismo has taken full advantage of our high performance media processor platform to give end users a world-class solution for the IP-connected home at an excellent price point," said David Lynch, vice president and general manager, Media Processor Group at Sigma Designs. "We believe their [Verismo] end-to-end solution, with our media processor, will win many high profile installations as an IPTV client for over the top content."