NXP Semiconductors, the independent semiconductor company founded by Philips, unveiled the new STB150 system solution, delivering a complete production-ready platform for the fast growing digital cable TV services market. The NXP STB150 integrates the powerful new single-chip CX2448x MPEG-2 decoder for DVB-C reception with a TDA18252HN silicon tuner and complete software stack, giving cable operators a cost-effective silicon platform for a new range of advanced, revenue-rich digital entertainment services. Targeting the high-growth digital cable TV market in China, NXP is working closely with iPanel Technologies to provide Chinese cable operators a turn-key solution that enables fast time to market. Integrated with iPanel-DVB MediaService middleware, the new STB150 platform enables set-top box manufacturers to meet the diverse needs of all Chinese cable operators with a single, pre-validated hardware and software platform, dramatically speeding time-to-market and reducing development costs.
"While cable operators across China and worldwide look to capture increasing consumer demand for improved television services, it's vital they have immediate access to platforms that deliver on the digital promise," said Roger Gregory, Marketing Director, Product Line Cable & IP, NXP Semiconductors. "Our new STB150 platform has been fully integrated to slas