October 2011:- STMicroelectronics, a global leader in ICs for digital set-top boxes and TVs, announced its latest-generation Broadband Set-Top Box System-on-Chip IC Orly for extraordinary home entertainment. With greater processing power than any other set-top box IC, the new chip supports value-added services such as state-of-the-art gaming, Over The Top (OTT) video playback via 3rd-parties over the Internet, the new app stores that are increasingly providing content and applications, and secure High-Definition streaming to all connected screens such as tablets, smartphones, PCs and TVs throughout the home.

Broadband Set-Top Box System for Internet Browsing on TVBeyond its outstanding operation, the ultimate high-performance combined digital set-top box and digital TV SoC, supports delivery of value added services and a comprehensive broadband, to offer the industry’s most interactive, robust, and secure architecture. The latest-generation home-entertainment platform opens new horizons to operators, and enables them to deliver an entirely new range of services that could include social networking capabilities. The flexible and comprehensive architecture suits easy customization and user interaction of key applications via 3D graphics and a fast processor for complete networking services, free or pay applications, multiplayer games, web entertainment, audio/video streaming, and social video conferencing where two or more parties can interact while watching a favorite sports program.

Based on the embedded high-performance, low-power, multi-core ARM Cortex A9 processor, this latest-generation platform offers an unprecedented energy-efficient broadband home-entertainment system, enabling multiple application executing without compromising full HD video quality.

As the concept and demand of TV and rich web entertainment rapidly changes, consumers are demanding operators to include a wider range of broadcast and/or broadband services into their TV experience. The innovative broadband in-home entertainment platform meets this need by enabling users to smoothly access web content and applications on their TV’s, mobile phones, tablets and PC’s thanks to the multiple screen convergence.

Higher quality bit streaming is made possible via the HD 1080p30/720p60 Video Encoder with video preprocessing. It leverages on the years of excellence with Faroudja quality to provide digital noise reduction, automatic film mode detection, high quality rescale and picture enhancement in terms of contrast, sharpness and color.

ST raises the user experience with the architecture’s theater-quality graphics which yield enhanced resolution and make user interaction natural by offering fully projected video support and enable full 3D graphics and 3DTV EPG. In addition, the platform provides multi-screen convergence for live TV over Home Network, Server-Clients, multimedia sharing, place shifting and Remote UI.