ALi begins mass production of its AVS+DTMB STB SoC

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 

Mass Production and Shipping of ALi’s AVS+DTMB Set-Top-Box Solution in October 2012

ALi Corporation (TPE:3041), a leading provider of set-top box (STB) system-on-chip (SoC) solutions, today announced that its new AVS+DTMB standard definition STB solution, M3381T, will be shipped to MSO in mass production quantity in October, 2012. The M3381T has gained approval from MSO, signifying recognition on ALi’s achievement in developing AVS+DTMB set-top-box solutions.

According to the Standardization Administration of China, effective as of November 1, 2012, all digital TV receivers (STB or digital TV) for sale on the Chinese domestic market must include decoding function supporting AVS. Ever since the inauguration of the AVS Industry Alliance, ALi has been avidly participating in the development of decoding technology supporting AVS. Following the supply of engineering samples of AVS HD solution to CCTV, the mass production of M3381T once again demonstrates ALi’s strength in the development and marketing of AVS STB solutions. As always, ALi will continue its devotion to supporting the AVS+ standard announced on July 10, 2012 by the State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television of China.

The M3381T features high performance RISC CPU with speed up to 600MHz satisfying operators’ needs to offer value-added services, DDR2/DDR3 DRAM with clock frequencies up to 800MHz and 1066MHz respectively, USB 2.0 host supporting end user upgrades and PVR functions, and standard definition video decoder supporting MPEG-2/MPEG-4, AVS, H.264 providing flexibility for operators. In terms of energy efficiency, the M3381T has a low operating power of less than 5W with standby energy consumption lower than 0.5W and no need for heat sinks. In addition, the M3381T supports STB advertising and mainstream conditional access systems.

“With over 42 million set-top boxes shipped in 2011, China has become a crucial marketplace for set-top box deployment and product development. ALi’s M3381T is a cost-effective solution compliant with Chinese domestic terrestrial broadcasting standard, DTMB, and it serves as an extension to the digital TV broadcasting network, providing services to areas without cable network deployment,” said Dr. Ben Lin, Chairman and CEO of ALi Corporation.