Fujitsu Introduces NAGRA Certified Set-Top-Box Chipsets

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
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Company’s HDTV decoder family delivers super cost/performance ratio to set-top box markets

LANGEN, Germany — Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe (FSEU) today announced that its HDTV multi-decoder processor MB86H611 (a member of MB86H61 series) with advanced security architecture has been successfully certified by NAGRA (SIX:KUD.S), the world’s leading provider of advanced content protection and multi-screen user experienced solutions. The announcement underscores a good fit for the company’s HDTV decoder family to meet the market where modern content security architectures increasingly rely on the video chipset.

With the rapid growth of the operator market spanning the globe, content protection has become increasingly important to the market players, particularly in emerging markets. Fujitsu has leveraged its expertise in cost-sensitive free-to-air STB market for the development of paid TV solutions. Being compliant to NAGRA On-Chip Security requirements version 1.1 (NOCS 1.1), MB86H611 enables to run NAGRA’s latest products on the Fujitsu’s platform.

The MB86H61 series is a highly integrated HD Multi-Standard Digital Television Decoder designed to meet the needs of globally expanding HD set-top-box and IDTV market featuring CI+ and/or embedded CAS for advanced security. The MB86H61 is a single-chip video decoder supporting H.264 / AVC, MPEG-2, AVS and VC-1 video decoding up to high definition resolution with up to 1080p 50/60Hz output.

Core processing units include a high performance ARM 1176JZF-STM CPU with more than 475DMIPS, an advanced, programmable audio processor offers full flexibility of decoding MPEG1 layer 1, 2 and 3 (MP3), HE-AAC, Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital plus; and a 2D graphic engine to accelerate OSD. Rich interfaces are consisted of copy protected HDMI, CCIR656 (SD) or SMPTE 296M/274M (HD) for video outputs; 4x I²S from 8kHz to 192kHz, SPDIF and stereo audio DAC for audios; as well as eSATA/SATA 3Gb/s, SDIO, two USB 2.0 and 10/100 Base-T Ethernet MAC. A deep power down mode allows a system design with very low power consumption during standby mode.

“With increasing demands driven by the customers, the bar of performance for set-top boxes has been pushed higher and higher while security stays as a critical concern to address,” said Johannes Richter, Senior Director Home Entertainment at Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe. “Fujitsu’s set-top box chipsets with integrated NOCS technology ensures certified platform level security for multiple purposes such as controlling and securing digital outputs.”

Samples of the MB86H611 chipset are available and the development of set-top boxes embedding NAGRA’s Conditional Access System (CAS) and Digital Rights Management (DRM) products can be started now.