GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: STMicroelectronics has introduced four new low-power SoCs (System-on-Chips) that pave the way for the large-scale deployment of new UHDp60-enabled “4K” set-top boxes.
These second-generation 4K set-top-boxes will come in small and cool form factors and allow users to enjoy a richer, more immersive Ultra-HD experience delivering fast, crystal-clear sports action and increased color fidelity together with the increased media-content resolution. The new SoCs will be demonstrated at IBC 2014 (Hall 1/F40).
With these four new SoCs, identified as STiH314/318 and STiH414/418, ST is leveraging the market success of its widely-deployed STiH312/Cannes and STiH412/Monaco architectures.
The STiH314/318 and STiH414/418 additions now extend the market reach from the most cost-sensitive to the highest-performance use cases. In addition, the availability of mature software allows faster time-to-market and complete re-use of already deployed middleware while low-power operation enables re-use of existing HD form factors.
Manufactured in 28nm process technology, ST’s new Cannes/Monaco-compatible set-top box SoC devices will be available with complete software support to major OEMs in Q4 2014.