Chips from STMicroelectronics Integrate Reference Design Kit from Comcast to Speed Development of Next-Generation Home

Chips from STMicroelectronics Integrate Reference Design Kit from Comcast to 
Speed Development of Next-Generation Home Entertainment
Systems 
Industry-standard software stack for digital home boxes now on
industry's highest-performing home-entertainment system-on-chip 
GENEVA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/31/13 --  Developers of high-end set-top
boxes and video gateways can significantly reduce time to market for
their new products offering rich multi-screen viewing experiences, by
taking advantage of the Reference Design Kit (RDK) from Comcast, now
pre-integrated with the Orly STiH416 system-on-chip from
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving
customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a
leading provider of set-top box ICs. 
By pre-integrating the RDK with its STiH416 system-on-chip for
advanced HD set-top boxes, ST is enabling its customers to bring new
products to market faster by saving software integration time. ST's
STiH416, announced in 2011, is the industry's highest performing
set-top box IC, and has the unique ability to support gateway, server
and client applications. 
"Combining the leading performance of our STiH416 with the
flexibility and rich features of RDK enables our customers to create
new, high-performing products extremely quickly, and allows efficient
customization for specific target markets," said Gian Luca Bertino,
Executive VP, General Manager, Digital Convergence Group,
STMicroelectronics. 
The RDK from Comcast is a pre-integrated software bundle that creates
a common framework for powering tru2way(R), IP or hybrid set-top
boxes and gateway devices and accelerates the development and
deployment of next-generation video services. Comcast licenses the
RDK to OEMs, System Integrators, SoC and software vendors as well as
Multichannel Video Programming Distributors to create a community of
innovators focused on bringing rich, multi-screen TV home
entertainment experiences to consumers faster. 
About the STiH416:
 ST's STiH416 is the first device of its type to
feature the advanced dual-core ARM(R) Cortex(TM)-A9 MPCore(TM)
application processor. Combined with the ARM(R) Mali(R) 3D graphics
processor, a dedicated transport processor,and a transcoder for
adaptive video streaming, this creates a high-performance multimedia
processing subsystem capable of: 


 
--  Decoding MVC (Multi-View Coding) 3DTV, H.264/MPEG2/4 and Internet
    video standards such as DivX, VC1 and Google Webm/VP8, all with
    outstanding Faroudja(TM) video image quality;
    
    
--  Seamless distribution of HD content from any source to multiple
    screens in the home, such as TV, PC, mobile or tablet;
    
    
--  Support for rich on-screen graphics such as advanced user guides and
    games;
    
    
--  Management of software environments such as Android(TM), Qt, HTML5,
    Adobe Flash(R) Player and Adobe AIR to support next-generation
    IPTV, Over The Top (OTT) services and apps;
    
    
--  H.264 video encoder up to 1080p60 HD resolution to enable any client
    devices in the home.

  
There is also a dedicated security engine meeting the latest
Conditional Access (CA) and Digital Rights Management (DRM)
standards. Moreover, with multiple power-management modes and
advanced process technology, the STiH416 is optimized for very low
power consumption -- less than 30mW in standby mode. 
About STMicroelectronics
 ST is a global leader in the semiconductor
market serving customers across the spectrum of sense and power and
automotive products and embedded processing solutions. From energy
management and savings to trust and data security, from healthcare
and wellness to smart consumer devices, in the home, car and office,
at work and at play, ST is found everywhere microelectronics make a
positive and innovative contribution to people's life. By getting
more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for
life.augmented. 
In 2012, the Company's net revenues were $8.49 billion. Further
information on ST can be found at www.st.com. 
Comcast RDK on ST STB Chiips:  
http://hugin.info/152740/R/1674493/545263.pdf  
For Press Information Contact:
STMicroelectronics
Michael Markowitz
Director Technical Media Relations
+1 781 591 0354
michael.markowitz@st.com