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Sigma Designs Launches HiDTV Pro-UXL for Smart TVs
[September 04, 2012]

Sigma Designs Launches HiDTV Pro-UXL for Smart TVs

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The smart TV market is expected to explode in the years to come. Competition is intensifying in this market. Sigma Designs (News - Alert), a provider of System-on-Chip solutions for home entertainment connectivity and control, is taking advantage of the momentum by launching its new HiDTV Pro-UXL SoCs designed for the next generation of smart-TVs.

With its integrated 1 GHz CPU, high performance 3D graphics engine and high quality video processing pipeline, the HiDTV Pro-UXL picture quality is designed to deliver an outstanding cinematic experience.
'As the smart TV market continues to be motivated by new innovations such as connectivity and 3D graphics, the HiDTV Pro-UXL with 1 GHz CPU and 3D-GPU help deliver fast Web page load times, snappy webpage rendering and a smooth user interaction experience,' Alfred Chan, director of product marketing said in a press release.

'With our feature-rich platform of outstanding CPU, superior picture quality, 3D graphic performance and cinemascope viewing ability, we are confident that our HiDTV Pro-UXL SoC is a competitive solution for the smart TV market,' Chan added.
The HiDTV Pro-UXL includes a 1 GHz CPU with a dedicated L2 cache and 3D GPU performance for 50/60Hz Smart TVs. Worldwide, there has been a notable increase in 50/60Hz DTV consumers accessing the Internet using graphic rich applications. The increase in CPU and GPU performance applications in the HiDTV Pro-UXL allows for a significantly improved user experience and offers TV OEMs the ability to add future applications worry-free of performance concerns.
The HiDTV Pro-UXL is a highly integrated SoC platform that includes multiple CPUs, ATSC/DVB-T/DVB-C, analog demodulators, a secure programmable transport stream demultiplexer, a high performance 3D graphics engine, a 3D-TV-capable multi-capable HD video decoder, and a programmable audio decoder with video post processor that supports several of Sigma Designs industry-leading audio processing algorithms. A 1GHz MIPS 74Kf CPU and Imagination SGX 531 graphics core enable advanced connectivity and OTT services to power the next generation sof mart TVs.
Sigma Designs offers complete turnkey reference platforms for US, EU, China and LATAM with connected TV applications. The company said it is sampling HiDTV Pro-UXL to its leading customers.
In related news, TMC (News - Alert) reported that Japanese government ministry is planning to propose global standards for smart TV that integrates broadcasting and Internet services, by working out basic technologies with broadcasters, telecommunications carriers and electronics manufacturers in the country.
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Edited by Rich Steeves

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