STMicroelectronics SoC Powers Dish TV Digital TV Solution
STMicroelectronics as announced that Dish TV, India's largest Direct-To-Home (DTH) company, with 7.5 Million subscribers, latest set-top boxes are powered by STMicroelectronics’ STi5189 and STi7111 System-on-Chip (SoC) solution. The STB (set-top box) decoder ICs embedded in Dish TV set-top boxes are capable of delivering Standard-Definition (SD) and High-Definition (HD) television viewing. The new set-top boxes are currently being rolled out to Dish TV customers throughout India.
"Our new digital set-top boxes benefit from STMicroelectronics' highly featured and flexible System-on-Chip ICs to provide an ideal platform for us to deliver innovative value-added services to our customers,” said Jawahar Goel, Managing Director, Dish TV.
The new digital STBs featuring STMicroelectronics’ highly integrated SDTV and HDTV SoC solution is made up the STi5189 and STi7111 set-top-box decoder ICs.
The STi5189 decoder is used in Dish TV’s Standard Definition boxes, which are for suitable for interactive, DVR-capable and hybrid solutions. It supports DVB-S satellite broadcasting and industry-standard middleware and browsers, integrates an audio subsystem supporting Dolby Digital 5.1 and MP3 decoding, and supports all major conditional-access security standards.
The STi7111 at the heart of Dish TV's new HD STBs supports H.264, VC1, MPEG2 and numerous other video standards, and is designed to minimize energy consumption while maintaining system performance. High-definition video is output through the embedded HDMI 1.3 interface at up to 1080p resolution, while the embedded Ethernet port enables integration within home networks.
"This represents an important design win for ST, demonstrating our ability to deliver customized solutions and emphasizing our commitment to support strategic and fast-growing markets through resources such as our Greater Noida research and development center, which is now our largest outside Europe ," said Francois Guibert, ST's Executive Vice-President and President for Greater China and South Asia.