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STMicroelectronics to Supply Advanced System-on-Chip for HD STBS to Polish DTH Digital TV Arena

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ST Microelectronics  will supply its advanced System-on-Chip for high-definition STBs to Cyfrowy Polsat Technology, the equipment manufacturing division of Cyfrowy Polsat, Poland’s number-one DTH (Direct-To-Home) provider.  

ST Microelectronics is a world-leading producer of set-top box ICs.  

ST’s highly integrated STi7111 System-on-Chip provides all the circuitry needed to process DVB-S or DVB-S2 high-definition satellite signals in industry-standard formats such as H.264 or MPEG-2.  

Its on-chip processor is able to run feature-rich middleware and graphics applications. ST’s advanced 55nm process technology helps maximise performance, reduce power consumption and ensure a low cost of ownership for end users.  

The chip will be used in products including Cyfrowy Polsat’s first high-definition STB, the HD 5000. In full production, this product could account for 60% of the total units produced by Cyfrowy Polsat Technology this year.  

Cyfrowy Polsat is the largest pay digital satellite platform in Poland with about 3.26 million subscribers at the end of June 2010. The company’s investment in HD began in 2007 with the launch of its first HD set-top boxes. In November 2007, it opened its own set-top box factory, which started to produce HD receivers this year.  

Dariusz Działkowski, Member of the Management Board and CTO, Cyfrowy Polsat SA says that ST’s highly integrated STB IC provides the ideal platform for them to launch high quality and cost-effective HD units delivering advanced performance and value-added features.  

“This design win for the STi7111 HD STB solution further strengthens ST’s position as the provider of the most widely deployed STB solutions in Poland, supporting enhanced digital media content and rich viewing experiences,” said Philippe Lambinet, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Home Entertainment and Displays Group, STMicroelectronics.  

Major features of STi7111 System-on-Chip:

  • HD STB H.264 decoder with integrated demodulator
  • Replaces two-chip combination comprising STi7101 + STV0903
  • 450MHz ST40 CPU with over 750DMIPS for middleware and graphics
  • HDMI v1.3 video output interface
  • Development support:
    • Adaptation software for all major middleware
    • Linux & OS21 support
    • STAPI drivers

The STi7111 is sold as a kit with the STi6110A, a compatible tuner device.

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