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Smart TV chipsets promise unique UHD experience

07 Jan 2015

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Sigma Designs has recently unveiled its STV7703 Ultra HD (UHD) High Dynamic Range (HDR) smart TV chipsets. According to the company, the single-chip solution is intended for the next generation Ultra HD 60Hz Smart TVs to offer various advanced capabilities and provide exceptional UHD experience. The STV7703, together with a companion Ultra HD FRC chip, is aimed at high end UHD 120Hz TVs.

Key capabilities supported on this platform include: Ultra HD (UHD) Single Chip for 60Hz Smart TV; 4K Ultra HD (UHD) resolution with high dynamic range and wide colour gamut capabilities; HEVC (H.265) UHD 10bit video decoding at 60fps; Google VP9 UHD decoding; Trusted Execution Environment and ARM Trust Zone support for content protection; integrated UHD HDMI v2 receivers with HDCPv2.2 content protection; integrated Civolution NexGuard forensic UHD watermarking Technology to curb content piracy; and support for Android and Linux operating systems, as well as pre-integrated software for TV middleware, DRM, HTML5 browser engine and other software packages to build TV sets or other display products.

Integration with industry partners, notably Google VP9 Technology and Civolution watermarking, also helps to make the STV7703 an ideal solution for next generation big-screen TV sets, providing the enhanced imaging and protection required for premium UHD services, including intensive high-motion content, stated the company.

The STV7703 single-chip solution is HDMI 2.0 capable and includes high-performance quad core ARM CPUs and quad core GPUs technology that enable outstanding video and sound processing advanced connectivity and OTT services for the next generation smart TV, Sigma Designs indicated. To enable fast time to market, the STV7703 comes with production-proven software solutions for all major geographical regions, as well as an integrated software stack for broadcast, broadband and in-home networking.

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