Sigma Designs Launches Processor for Intelligent Media DevicesTuesday, June 5th, 2012
SMP8672 Delivers an Optimal Combination of Advanced Performance, Lower Power, and Smaller Footprint
TAIPEI, TAIWAN — Sigma Designs (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions for home entertainment, connectivity and control, today announced the introduction of its SMP8672 media processor, a new platform delivering advanced features and lower power for connected media players, IPTV and hybrid Set-Top Boxes (STBs). With a smaller footprint and low power requirements, the SMP8672 delivers critical features for today’s mainstream systems including 3D video and graphics processing, customizable user interfaces and high-performance Over-the-Top (OTT) content streaming.
The SMP8672 product series also migrates to Sigma’s latest Software Development Kit (SDK) which offers an intuitive new porting layer called SAPI (Simple API) for realizing fast time-to-market porting of Hybrid STB middleware. The new SDK improves developer productivity with a range of reference implementations for OTT applications like Netflix and VUDU along with proprietary application frameworks for developing Webkit-HTML5 applications or Adobe Air applications. The SMP8672 also fully supports the XBMC middleware, which is available royalty free as a turnkey release. The XBMC middleware along with additional OTT plug-ins can enable a custom high-end media jukebox experience. In addition, there is full support for the OpenGL-ES 2.0 to enable new 3D user interface capabilities as well as future applications with WebGL.
SMP8672 will be available mid-July.