SoftAtHome software to be integrated with Marvell’s ARMADA 1500 SoC

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015
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Marvell and SoftAtHome collaborate to deliver Ultra HD, Android TV & Linux solutions for global Pay TV operators

  • SoftAtHome’s SOP7 software and Marvell’s ARMADA 1500 Ultra SoC enable a complete platform solution bringing PayTV, Over-the-Top (OTT), and Android application convergence in the living room

LONDON ExCel, UK — TV Connect — SoftAtHome, a software provider of home operating platforms enabling convergent services for the digital home and Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL), a worldwide leader in providing complete silicon solutions, today announced their collaboration for integrating SoftAtHome’s SOP7 software with Marvell’s ARMADA® 1500 Ultra SoC Android and Linux SDKs. The powerful combination of the two companies’ technologies enables PayTV operators to deliver a compelling 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) experience to their subscribers. With its quad-core ARM A53 CPU, 8-core 51 GFLOP GPU and advanced power management techniques, Marvell’s best-in-class architecture brings impressive processing power to the digital entertainment market.

“We are proud to collaborate with a proven, market-leading PayTV ecosystem partner such as SoftAtHome to deliver complete solutions for CE devices for operators across the globe,” said Philip Poulidis, Vice President and General Manager, Mobile and Internet of Things Business Units at Marvell. “Together with SoftAtHome’s SOP7 software, our ARMADA 1500 Ultra platform provides a comprehensive solution that addresses service providers’ needs for deploying multi-screen Ultra HD, PayTV and over-the-top services to their subscribers.”

“4K Ultra High Definition, OTT and Android TV are hot trends in PayTV and there is no doubt this will continue in the coming years,” said Michel Degland, CEO of SoftAtHome. “With Marvell’s latest multimedia processor integrating our SOP7 software solution in both Android and Linux environments, we can help operators bring optimum performance to the multi-screen OS to unleash powerful UHD services and a new world of applications for a truly immersive user experience.”

Together with Marvell’s ARMADA 1500 Ultra, SoftAtHome’s SOP7 software platform enables high-performing and cost-optimized solutions that are designed to simplify both the development and operator deployment of home gateways, set-top boxes, and media servers.