Philips' NXP Semiconductors STB222 set-top box solution has been selected by Changhong to deliver AVS-compliant IP STB platform to manufacturers and Pay TV operators in Asia.

"Changhong's proven AVS technology fits perfectly with NXP's focus on delivering more digital content with superior picture quality and an anytime, anywhere entertainment experience to consumers," said Christos Lagomichos, executive vice president and general manager for NXP Semiconductors' home business unit, in a press statement. "As STB adoption picks up pace in Asian markets, the flexibility of NXP's STB222 to support multiple advanced video codecs without the need for external DSPs makes for a cost-effective platform for manufacturers, enabling easy and quick deployment for a variety of set-top box environments."

Changhong provides the Audio Video Coding Standard decoder technology to enable high-quality video over IP networks to deliver a better viewing experience for consumers through the enjoyment of services such as video-on-demand, recording and pausing live TV, and enhanced interactive services. A flexible, advanced platform targeting IP, Digital TV and hybrid set-top boxes, the STB222 supports advanced video standards, including MPEG-4AVC, H264, VC-1 and MPEG-2.

NXP's STB222 integrates the latest security and conditional access features to help secure PVR applications and operator specific CA schemes. As such, secure boot, unique ID and secure key handling are implemented on the STB222, along with decryption standards such as AES, DES, 3DES, DVB-CSA and Multi2. The STB222 also includes a wide range of connectivity options including Ethernet for IP based video services, PC connectivity or in-home networking, as well as USB2.0 and SATA to support external or internal hard disk drives for PVR applications, as also other peripherals. Manufacturers can choose from Linux or WinCE for fast system development.

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