Leading global semiconductors specialist and top player in System-on-Chip solutions for the STB (Set-Top Box) market, ST Microelectronics announces that its Liege family of cost-effective STB solutions has received security certification from Conax.
Conax is a leading supplier of state-of-the-art conditional access solutions for digital TV. The ConaxContego content protection platform ensures that operators can deliver premium content and services to multiple TVs and devices in homes equipped with ST-enabled STBs.
Content owners in an open and connected world face the growing threat of losing revenue through piracy and illegal media-sharing websites. As a world leader in supplying the silicon chips for set-top boxes, ST works with digital security experts to ensure secure seamless access for everyone to multimedia content while protecting the interests of content providers.
Laurent Remont, Digital Convergence Group Vice President and General Manager of ST’s Unified Platform Division explains that connected television is bringing today’s best Internet and multimedia experiences into the living room but content providers need to trust the ecosystem. ST works with experts such as Conax to ensure that their leading-edge technology is aligned with the needs of their customers while enabling access to any content, on any device, in any place.
Hans Kwaaitaal, VP Partner Strategy, Conax comments that Conax’s world-leading security combines ST’s state-of-the art set-top box platform to open the door to a secure multimedia experience across broadcast, broadband or Over-The-Top services.
ST’s Liege family
Manufactured in 40nm process technology, ST’s Liege family (STiH207 and derivatives) incorporates an enhanced processing engine with integrated on-chip features that simplify set-top box design, enable operators to take advantage of lower-cost memories and meet the latest low-power objectives.
The chips broaden market access to HD zappers, Personal Video Recorders (PVR), Internet Protocol (IP) clients and dual-HD boxes supporting connected-TV services such as Internet Protocol television (IPTV), information channels and Over-The-Top (OTT) video, gaming, catch-up TV and social networking.
Together, these features enable operators to win extra subscribers and grow revenues while similarly helping retailers to offer richer features in their set-top boxes.