Sigma Designs Announces HiDTV Pro-UXL™ for Smart TVs

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 
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New SoC Product Represents the First Fully Integrated Product for Advanced Connectivity

MILPITAS, CA — Sigma Designs (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions for home entertainment connectivity and control, has announced the release of its new HiDTV Pro-UXL (SoCs) designed for the next generation of Smart-TVs. With its integrated 1 GHz CPU, high performance 3D graphics engine and high quality video processing pipeline, the HiDTV Pro-UXL picture quality is designed to deliver an outstanding cinematic experience.

The HiDTV Pro-UXL includes a 1 GHz CPU with a dedicated L2 cache and 3D GPU performance for 50/60Hz Smart TVs. Worldwide, there has been a notable increase in 50/60Hz DTV consumers accessing the Internet using graphic rich applications. The increase in CPU and GPU performance applications in the HiDTV Pro-UXL allows for a significantly improved user experience and offers TV OEMs the ability to add future applications worry-free of performance concerns. Sigma Designs offers complete turnkey reference platforms for US, EU, China and LATAM with connected TV applications.

“As the Smart TV market continues to be motivated by new innovations such as connectivity and 3D graphics, the HiDTV Pro-UXL with 1 GHz CPU and 3D-GPU help deliver fast web page load times, snappy webpage rendering and a smooth user interaction experience,” said Alfred Chan, director of product marketing. “With our feature-rich platform of outstanding CPU, superior picture quality, 3D graphic performance and cinemascope viewing ability, we are confident that our HiDTV Pro-UXL SoC is a competitive solution for the Smart TV market.”

The HiDTV Pro-UXL is a highly integrated SoC platform that includes multiple CPUs, ATSC/DVB-T/DVB-C, analog demodulators, a secure programmable transport stream demultiplexer, a high performance 3D graphics engine, a 3D-TV-capable multi-capable HD video decoder, and a programmable audio decoder with video post processor that supports several of Sigma Designs industry-leading audio processing algorithms. A 1GHz MIPS 74Kf CPU and Imagination SGX 531 graphics core enable advanced connectivity and OTT services to power the next generation of Smart TVs. Sigma Designs is sampling HiDTV Pro-UXL with leading customers today.

A demonstration of the new HiDTV Pro-UXL can be seen at Foyer 92 booth 6 at IFA.