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.
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.