Sigma Demonstrates Latest Consumer Technology for IPTV, Cable and UWB Solutions at IBC

Thursday, September 11th, 2008
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AMSTERDAM, Netherlands and MILPITAS, Calif. — Sigma Designs (NASDAQ:SIGM), a leader in digital media processing system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for consumer electronics, today announced it will demonstrate a wide range of consumer technology solutions at IBC 2008 in Amsterdam. The following innovative silicon solutions for advanced consumer products are being showcased through Tuesday, September 16 in room BM24 located at the RAI Congress Centre.

  • SMP8654 SoC media processor technology demonstrations. As the successor to the SMP8634 — the defacto standard in the IPTV set-top box industry — the SMP8654 raises the bar and increases system performance by 50%, decreases overall set-top box costs, maintains low power operation, provides backward software compatibility, and supports Linux as well as upcoming support for Microsoft Mediaroom. The SMP8654 will be demonstrated within a number of new set-top box designs from leading consumer electronics manufacturers around the world.
  • Multiple UWB connectivity solutions, including CoAir, the world’s first Ultrawideband chipset with integrated wireless, coax and gigabit ethernet for high speed whole home networking. Based on the WiMedia Standard, the UWB chipset will showcase its ability to support data rates of up to 480 Mbps with support for WLP (IP over UWB) and wireless USB host applications for service providers, networking equipment and retail CE manufacturers.
  • Sigma’s new DOCSIS 3.0 set-top box reference design and Tru2way™ middleware for next generation cable deployments. Sigma is helping cable companies find ways to offer additional IP services to their customers. Sigma’s new DOCSIS 3.0 set-top box reference design provides a complete solution for next generation cable deployments that support video over both QAM broadcasting as well as IP-cable protocols for video as well as voice and data access.
  • Sigma’s studio-quality video imaging solutions featuring the VXP9452 – the latest addition to the world renowned VXP® product line which is used by the leading digital broadcast TV, cinema studios and home theatre manufacturers. The demonstrations will showcase the VXP9452’s in audio/video receivers, video/image processors, cinema/home theatre projectors and professional monitors.
  • VXP9452 is the first processor to introduce 12-bit processing. The highly precise 12-bit processing at both the input and output provides peerless 12-bit images and delivers advanced picture enhancement capabilities for noise reduction, compression artifact removal, adaptive contrast and detail enhancement – all the features cinema and broadcast TV studios and consumer electronics manufacturers are used to achieving with VXP technology.

“Sigma is one of the world’s leading silicon developers of system-on-chip technology solutions for advanced consumer products and wireless connectivity of high definition entertainment products,” said Ken Lowe, vice president of strategic marketing at Sigma Designs. “Our media processors and wireless chips enable the world’s leading consumer electronics and telecommunication operators to deliver studio-quality high definition video, wireless video, Internet Protocol and traditional entertainment features and services to millions of people, and homes around the world.”