Entropic to Discuss 4K Upscaling and Advancements in HEVC Compression
Technologies During Advanced Television's 4K/HEVC Roundtable
LONDON, Feb. 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world
leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, today announced its
participation on the Advanced Television 4K/HEVC (High-Efficiency Video Codec)
roundtable in London. This roundtable, led by Advanced Television's Chris
Forrester, will address how the Pay-TV ecosystem is embracing the new HEVC
compression standard for Ultra-HDTV and greater transmission efficiencies.
Entropic's Vice President of Sales for Europe, Middle East and India, Noel
McKenna, will discuss Entropic's latest HEVC set-top box (STB)
system-on-a-chip (SoC) as well as provide insight as to how Entropic's silicon
and software solutions are ideal in helping operators use their existing MPEG
distribution infrastructure to upscale High Definition (HD) content to 4K –
simply through the use of Entropic's advanced SoC technologies.
Earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014, Entropic
unveiled its EN7300-series, a fully-integrated SoC that integrates HEVC
decoding, Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA^®) 2.0 home networking, dual
DVB-S/S2 demodulators using full-band capture satellite tuning and 3D graphics
acceleration. The new SoC offers increased video efficiency with 1080p60 HEVC
decoding to empower operators to save transmission bandwidth relative to H.264
Additionally at CES 2014, Entropic demonstrated its high performance video
processing solution which scales and enhances the 4K presentation of legacy
video formats on an UltraHD display by upscaling HD resolution to 4K.
Leveraging the strength and performance of Entropic's EN7590, Entropic can
help operators manage the transition to an All-IP infrastructure and upgrade
to HEVC architectures.
"We have a portfolio of SoC solutions that enables Pay-TV operators to evolve
their networks, on their timetables," said Noel McKenna. "Whether operators
want to minimize bandwidth strain by deploying our advanced HEVC
silicon/software solutions or leverage our 4K upscaling SoC to fill the gap
created by 4KTV's not having sufficient content to display – we can give
operators a cost-effective migration path to next-generation viewing
experiences across multiple display types."
Entropic's EN7590 is a high-performance (5500 DMIPS) SoC with a superior
architecture. It utilizes a dual-core ARM^® Cortex™-A9 processor with Neon™
multimedia acceleration, leverages Entropic's innovative spatial scaling
techniques and digital TV know-how acquired from Philips Research Labs.
The 4K/HEVC panel will be a taped session on Friday, February 7, 2014, and
will air online via the Advanced Television website. Panel highlights will
also be captured in the March/April 2014 edition of Euromedia, which will be
distributed at NAB.
Entropic™ (Nasdaq:ENTR) is a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the
connected home. The Company transforms how traditional HDTV broadcast and
IP-based streaming video content is seamlessly, reliably, and securely
delivered, processed, and distributed into and throughout the home. Entropic's
next-generation Set-top Box (STB) System-on-a-Chip (SoC) and Connectivity
solutions enable Pay-TV operators to offer consumers more captivating
whole-home entertainment experiences by transforming the way digital
entertainment is delivered, connected and consumed – in the home and on the
go. For more information, please visit Entropic at: www.entropic.com, read our
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