2010 COMPUTEX TAIPEI, TAIWAN: Sigma Designs, a leading provider of system-on-chip (SoC) solutions used to deliver entertainment and control throughout the home, has announced the availability of its new SMP8656 media processor SoC.
Targeted at higher performance IPTV set-top boxes and Digital Media Players, the SMP8656 provides a range of new features including 3D graphics with OpenGL ES 2.0 and enhanced security. Sigma also announced that set top box manufacturer Celrun is launching a new line of advanced set top boxes based upon the SMP8656. Celrun is one of four design wins for this new SoC.
The SMP8656 will be showcased at this week’s Computex 2010 Show, located in the Sigma suite at the Shangri-La Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, June 1 to Friday, June 4, 2010.
To meet OEM demand for sophisticated user interfaces, Android support and downloadable applications, Sigma’s robust 3D graphics chip uses the OpenGL ES 2.0 APIs to render high performance 3D imaging.
This 3D graphics platform, based on licensed technology from Imagination, features a tile-based architecture with a universal shader engine supporting multi-threaded operations with both pixel and vertex shading. It is capable of rendering 16 million polygons/second, pixel fill rates of 500 million pixels/second, and texture element fill rates of over 100M texels/second.