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Marvell's multimedia SoC sol'n brings Ultra HD to STBs

Posted: 28 Apr 2015     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Marvell  Ultra HD  STB  GPU  SoC 

Marvell, a provider of complete silicon solutions from mobile communications to storage, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud infrastructure, digital entertainment, in-home content delivery and Kinoma software enabling the "Smart Life and Smart Lifestyle," has announced the latest addition to its ARMADA 1500 family.

The ARMADA 1500 Ultra's Quad Core 14K DMIPS ARM A53 CPU, 8-core GPU, carrier-grade security and modern power management techniques are geared to enable PayTV operators and set-top box (STB) manufacturers to cost-effectively deliver small form factor devices with feature-rich 4K entertainment and gaming services to their subscribers, stated the company. With its 64bit ARM CPU, Marvell claims to be the first silicon provider to bring the 64bit ARM architecture both to the mobile and the PayTV segments, thereby enabling the unification of the application developer ecosystem.

ARMADA 1500 Ultra

The ARMADA 1500 Ultra promises to offer a complete platform solution for operators, providing support for video SoCs, WiFi and Internet of Things services. Marvell's video processing IP includes an enhanced Qdeo video processor that addresses the Ultra HD content services being launched by PayTV operators for an immersive TV experience. With its quad-core ARM A53 64bit CPU and 51 GFLOP GPU, the ARMADA 1500 Ultra's innovative architecture combines impressive processing power in an astonishingly small package, which is four times smaller than other SoCs on the market, enabling powerful and aesthetically appealing compact STB designs. The SoC also features a sophisticated security processor supporting leading conditional access systems (CAS) solutions from Verimatrix to meet the strict standards of service operators and content partners, building on Marvell's legacy of supporting the first Android STB with CAS.

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