Montage Technology licenses Allegro DVT video encoder IP for STB ICs

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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Montage Technology Licenses Allegro DVT’s Latest Multi-Format Video Encoder IP for Next Generation Set-Top Box Chips

GRENOBLE, France — Allegro DVT, a leader in video compliance streams and video codec semiconductor IP solutions, announced today that Montage Technology, a leading fabless semiconductor provider for smart home entertainment and data center markets, has licensed Allegro DVT’s AL-E100 multi-format H.264/AVC and H.265/HEVC encoder IP for integration into its next-generation set-top box (STB) products.

Montage Technology provides highly integrated and customizable STB system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for smart home entertainment. By integrating Allegro DVT’s AL-E100 encoder IP, Montage is enabling new use cases such as high-quality streaming of television programs to secondary displays at home.

“Allegro DVT’s AL-E100 encoder IP offers excellent video quality. That perfectly meets our requirements for STB transcoding and streaming applications. The encoding quality combined with extremely small silicon area and low power consumption allows us to offer this new, innovative feature to broader markets.” says Mr. Gene Liu, General Manager of Montage LZ Co. LTD.

Pierre Marty, CEO of Allegro DVT, comments: “We are very proud to have been selected by Montage Technology, a company that is rapidly gaining market share in the global STB SoC market. Our AL-E100 encoder IP proves to be a perfect solution for consumer applications by offering the smallest silicon area thanks to the true multi-format architecture while maintaining best-in-class video quality.”

Allegro DVT’s AL-E100 IP is a configurable multi-format encoder supporting H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, VP9 and JPEG formats. It is scalable up to 4K and 8K resolutions. It can also support unique end-to-end sub-frame latency required in many applications such as ADAS, virtual reality and drones.