Bouygues Telecom Android TV STB powered by Marvell ARMADA 1500 PRO

Monday, September 15th, 2014
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Leading European Service Operator Bouygues Telecom Deploys Groundbreaking Android TV Set-top Box Powered by Marvell’s ARMADA 1500 PRO Platform

  • Marvell’s ARMADA® 1500 PRO platform to deliver industry’s first quad-core CPU Android Pay TV STB

AMSTERDAM and SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) today announced that Bouygues Telecom is launching industry’s first quad-core Android Pay TV set-top box powered by the Marvell® ARMADA 1500 PRO (88DE3114) system-on-chip (SoC) platform. The Bouygues Telecom set top box incorporates a complete suite of services including Premium /LiveTV, over-the-top (OTT), Terrestrial Broadcast, and TV/Gaming applications in a unified Android environment. At the core of this innovative device is the powerful 12K DMIPs ARM-based ARMADA 1500 PRO with multi-core GPU and Full HD video processing. The ARMADA 1500 PRO platform solution also includes Marvell’s advanced Avastar® 88W8797 wireless connectivity and an optimized Android TV SDK that is designed to deliver a highly immersive and secure HD digital experience to the living room across multiple screens. The powerful GPU in the ARMADA 1500 PRO platform powers Bouygues Telecom’s innovative user interface (UI) created by iFeelSmart and is also the key ingredient in driving a full suite of gaming services.

“I am very proud of our close collaboration with leading global service providers such as Bouygues Telecom to launch innovative multimedia platforms for the fast growing consumer base who demands seamless access to high quality gaming and digital content for the big screen,” said Weili Dai, President and Co-Founder of Marvell. “Performance, security and affordability are the key to the mass adoption of next generation entertainment experience. At Marvell, we are dedicated and committed to continuously bringing new creative technologies that enable our partners to enhance the lives of all consumers around the world.”

“Marvell’s proven track record in working with operators around the world to deploy Android and the company’s feature rich and cost effective SoCs were key factors in selecting Marvell as a technology partner,” said Pierre Schaller, SVP Innovation and Strategic Alignment at Bouygues Telecom. “We are extremely pleased to introduce a highly differentiated, powerful set-top box based on ARMADA 1500 PRO quad-core SoC enabling a converged LiveTV, OTT, & Gaming platform that provides our customers with an immersive entertainment experience.”

Part of Marvell’s award-winning ARMADA 1500 SoC family, the ARMADA 1500 PRO also incorporates a robust security engine compliant to Bouygues Telecom and its rich set of content partners. The ARMADA 1500 PRO is architected for hybrid deployment of new services and includes multi transport stream input demultiplexer that supports the Terrestrial content reception capabilities found in the Bouygues Telecom set top box.