Advanced networking supplier Tecom and set-top box manufacture Prime Electronics have selected Sigma Designs G.hn CG5200 chipset family for a range of new consumer devices. The Sigma G.hn powerline chipset enables whole-home coverage of Triple play and IPTV over all power lines, coaxial wires and phone lines with MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) to connected devices.
Comtrend has become one of the first to select Sigma Designs’ new G.hn CG5200 family of chipsets for its PowerGrid 9051s Powerline Ethernet Adapter. Complying with the latest G.hn MIMO standard, the CG5200 improves coverage and throughput over powerline even through surge protected power strips and multiple phases.
Sigma Designs today release a new set of G.hn based chipsets for OEMs developing for today’s digital homes. The CG5200 family includes the CG5210, CG5220 and CG5230 chips, which enables superior networked entertainment performance and throughput for seamless, high-quality distribution of Triple Play and IPTV. The versatility of the chips work over powerline, coax and phone line.
With a combination of service partnership with VUDU on-demand streaming and technology collaboration with THX and Sigma Designs, Dune HD has launched a new line of media players. At this year’s CE Show, the company introduced the “Dune HD Pro”, a model they called the ultimate in HD entertainment center. It features the latest in connectivity and media playback capabilities.
Leading digital component suppliers have partnered to integrate THX Media Director into their solutions. At CEDIA 2011 Quantum Data, Sigma Designs, Analog Devices and Silicon Image announced that CE manufacturers using their component is new devices can now benefit by having THX Media Director already integrated. It is now easier to integrate THX into devices such as AV receivers, Projectors, Blu-ray players and Televisions.
Sigma Designs has unveiled a new Ultra-Thin reference design for the set-top box market. The new solution combines networking and set-top box functionalities in one ultra thin platform. According to Sigma design it enables set-top box platforms to stream high-definition content from the web, in 1080p resolution via networking through the AC power adapter. Core technologies include Sigma’s SMP8670 media processor and HomePlug AV with ClearPath and Z-Wave.
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.
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.
Sigma work on Android for the home has begun the gear fruit announced that DViCO has selected their SMP8656 Secure Media Processor for its TVIX Xroid A1 Android based connected media player. The TVIX Xroid A1 is DViCO first Android-based Over-the-Top (OTT) media player and is part of the company’s plan to develop an Android-based product line to support the growing Connected Home market. The TVIX Xroid A1is the first Android connected media player on the market to use Sigma's SMP8656 media processor.
With the potential of being the platform for the next generation of internet-connected digital home, MIPS technology announced that it had started an Android early access program. The program allows key customers and partners access to MIPS Android technology, and to take Android into the digital home. At this year’s CE show MIPS along with ot