ViXS launches dual-stream OTA transcoding SoC

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
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ViXS Launches XCode 5516 as Industry’s First Dual Stream Over-the-Air (OTA) Transcoding SoC

  • Enhanced XCode 5516 now provides dual-tuner support capabilities for low cost, low power, small form factor dual OTA streaming products

TORONTO, ON — ViXS Systems Inc. (“ViXS” or the “Company”) (TSX: VXS), a pioneer and leader in media processing solutions, announces the launch of the XCode 5516 SoC, with new dual tuner and transcoding support capabilities, as part of ViXS’ CordCutter TV product platform. This enhanced XCode5516 SoC is designed for Consumer Electronics (CE) and Network equipment manufacturers looking to develop and create low cost, low power, small form factor dual-tuner OTA streaming products delivering free HDTV OTA content to multiple video devices easily and seamlessly. As the past year has proven, cord cutting and OTA video consumption is at an all-time high as a result of frustrated consumers experiencing constant price increases for their broadcast video services. With subscription costs that can be in the $100+ per month range, consumers are being forced to rethink their video related expenditures and look for alternatives to access more cost effective ways to view their broadcast video content.

The ViXS’ XCode 5516 SoC can easily address this growing demand by providing an easy and seamless path for CE and Network equipment manufacturers to design and develop innovative OTA streaming products allowing consumers to view up to 150+ channels (depending on your location) of free broadcast video. The XCode 5516 can be used to design standalone OTA streaming products or can be embedded into existing product lines to provide free HDTV OTA video content accessibility and extend a product’s feature set.

“With the release of this new version of the XCode 55xx OTA family, ViXS is establishing itself as the leader in the OTA streaming market. With the success of the XCode 5505 single transcoder SoC and now with the increased interest by our customers to offer multi-tuner/transcoding solutions, the release of the XCode 5516 dual transcoder SoC is key to continue this growing trend,” said Perry Chappell, VP of Sales and Marketing, ViXS Systems Inc. “In addition, CE and Network equipment manufacturers now have a solution to extend their product portfolio and address an exponentially growing market allowing them to expand their market share.”

XCode 5516 Features:

  • Dual stream hardware 1080i HD to 1080p HD real-time transcoding
  • DDR3 Memory interface
  • Powerful 500MHz embedded CPU
  • Interfaces:
    • Dual transport inputs for dual multi-standard tuner support
    • 2x USB 2.0 host
    • 1x Ethernet 10/100
    • 2x SD card / eMMC

The ViXS XCode 5516 is available for immediate orders and is in production. Reference design collateral and an associated software development kit also available.

ViXS will be showcasing all of its OTA streaming solutions including the XCode 5516 at CES 2017, January 5th to 8th in the ViXS booth MP26056, in the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), South Hall 2, Lower Level.