Realtek and Irdeto develop RDK and Android TV hybrid STB

Monday, September 26th, 2022 
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Realtek and Irdeto Jointly Develop RDK and Android TV Hybrid Set-Top Box

HSINCHU, Taiwan — Realtek Semiconductor, a leading Taiwanese Semiconductor Company, and Irdeto, a world leader in digital platform cybersecurity, have announced a new joint development – Realtek’s RTD1319D with Irdeto hybrid middleware for Android TV and RDK.

Irdeto’s shared and proven DVB stack benefits significantly from re-use and offers a deterministic path to a super aggregator platform with continuously integrated and tested end-to-end security solutions. It is therefore best positioned to support truly scalable certification and deployment of next-generation OTT and hybrid video platforms quickly, efficiently, and securely.

The collaboration between Realtek and Irdeto began earlier with Realtek’s range of RTD13xx products and has now expanded to include the latest generation RTD1319D STB SoC, supporting VVC/H.266 codec and other cutting-edge audiovisual technologies such as 4K advanced HDR, 3D audio and so on. In response to the increasing demand for a superior immersive video and gaming experience, the RTD1319D supports HDMI 2.1a features, including VRR and QMS.

“Irdeto is at the forefront of the super aggregator market with our 50+ years of experience securing premium content in video entertainment, and our operator heritage ensures we understand the market well. We are happy to be working with partners such as Realtek to bring new solutions to the market”, said Shane McCarthy, COO of Video Entertainment at Irdeto.

“In the intensively competitive set-top chipset market, Realtek leaped ahead by introducing the RTD1319D – the world’s first VVC set-top chipset, suitable for both Android TV and RDK. Through our collaboration with Irdeto, and our shared vision and commitment to excellence, we are extremely proud to present this advanced product to the market”, said Realtek’s Vice President and Spokesman, Yee-Wei Huang.

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