Cavium launches multi-format HD set top box SoC processors
Sep 30, 2011 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) --
Cavium, Inc., a provider of semiconductor products that enable processing for networking, communications and the digital home, has launched the Celestial CNC1800L multi-format set top box System-on-a-Chip, or SoC, processors for over the top, or OTT, IPTV, and digital cable set top box applications.
Cavium's new Celestial CNC1800L optimized for OTT, managed IPTV and Cable TV networks, combines multi-standard video decoders supporting both legacy MPEG-2 and highly compressed H.264 video and multimedia content. These features ensure compatibility with existing and future network deployments and access to streaming internet video and services. It has multi-channel audio decoder and post processor; and advanced security and digital rights management engine, the company said.
"The Cavium CNC1800 has been chosen by GuangXi Cable as the set top box platform of choice for time-shifting and content storage capability," said Mr Deng GangPing, CTO at GuangXi Cable. "The first phase deployment to our Province's customer base was very successful and we are looking forward to working with Cavium on the next generation SoC CNC1800L"
The 1800L also includes an ARM CPU and 2D graphics capable of running middleware and open source environments, such as iPanel and Android. Additional features include content storage and processing for recording of live broadcasts and creation of media libraries.
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