Sigma Designs Takes SMP8910 Media Processor to CES 2011

  • Posted on: 4 January 2011
  • By: chw staff

Sigma Design has announced that they will be taking their star chip (the SMP8910) to CES along with a range of connected home device solutions. According to them the SMP8910 media processor has made it possible for families to enjoy the same high quality entertainment that was only available in broadcasting and professional markets. Other solutions coming to the show include android platforms, Blu-ray, connected TV, Homeplug AV, Wireless display, powerline and home control.

The new SMP8910 media processor is a breakthrough for them, being the first processor to incorporate their exclusive VXP video processing technology. According to Sigma the SMP8910 opens the door for consumers to experience studio quality video along with dedicated processing power (more than 6,000 DMIPS).

As a member of the MIPS Android Community they will be demonstrating a number of their solutions developed for the Android platform. Slated is the SkypeTV HD video conferencing and connected media players supporting Adobe Air for TV and Adobe Flash player.  Also on show will be Sigma’s Android Server Client solution demonstrating Sigma’s ability to deliver premium content on low-cost thin clients.

Their HomePlug AV award winning home networking solution ClearPath will be among the solutions on show. Sigma’s HomePlug AV with ClearPath has been the recipient of numerous awards. According to Sigma HomePlug AV with ClearPath is a breakthrough home networking technology that enables unprecedented, carrier-class streaming of HD video, voice, and data over existing powerlines in the home.

They Blu-ray solutions will also by on display showing the latest of Over the Top functionality that offer better performance. Using Krell’s Blu-ray solution, Sigma will demonstrate its VXP technology that brings studio quality visual experience to the living room.  Also on display will be media processors running the latest Hybrid STB solutions and a complete Microsoft Mediaroom 2.0 solution with integrated home networking, low-cost PVR and thin clients.