Synaptics announces new 4K video processor for STB market

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Synaptics, a developer of human interface solutions, has announced its new VideoSmart BG5CT multimedia solution featuring 4K Advanced HDR video processing for the global set-top-box market. This marks the company’s sixth-generation video processor technology and part of the award-winning multimedia portfolio recently acquired from Marvell’s Multimedia Solutions Business. The BG5CT is designed to enable Pay TV operators and set-top-box manufacturers to cost-effectively deliver revenue generating entertainment and gaming services to their subscribers.

Additional features:

  • Industry standard support for Dolby Vision and Technicolor HDR technologies
  • Integrates a 1.6 GHz 15K DMIPs Quad Core ARM CPU; 2.8 GPixel per second GPU
  • Carrier-grade security
  • State-of-the-art power management techniques
  • Synaptics’ Qdeo video processing technology

The BG5CT’s optimal blend of high-performance and low-power targets the fastest growing segments of the set-top-box market. Primary SDKs for BG5CT will include Android TV and RDK. Its feature-rich small footprint reduces bill-of-materials and is an ideal enabler of the sleek small form-factor set-top-boxes that consumers are demanding. Unlike other chips on the market, the BG5CT technology is superior and has the advantage of servicing the broad ecosystem.


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