Sigma Designs, a provider of System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions for home entertainment, control, connectivity and converging multimedia, has announced that LatAm STB manufacturers are engaging in production of a turn-key solution based on Sigma’s SoC design for hybrid ISDB-T set top boxes (STB) for Argentina and other countries using ISDB-T.
Sigma will debut the STB solution, which is aimed at LatAm’s mid-range hybrid terrestrial markets that are primed for consuming content via broadcast or broadband, at the 2014 CES show.
Middleware vendors and content creators have aligned in their efforts to deliver interactive entertainment to the end-user through connected TVs and STBs. The turnkey hardware and software STB solution is based on Sigma’s media processor that includes an OpenGLES2.0 core and an L2 cache for more performance. The STB brings together OTT services via Wi-Fi connectivity and interactive terrestrial programming via ISDB-T/Ginga. In addition, the built-in Wi-Fi enables the hardware to serve as an access point as well as a client. Sigma Designs is working with Mach Electronics to market and manufacture the hardware locally in Argentina.