SUN DTH and HiSilicon jointly release HD DTH Services Solution
[Chennai, INDIA, November6, 2019] HiSilicon a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a top supplier of System-on-Chip (SoC) ICs for set-top boxes and home gateways, TV, Camera, Smart phones, announced that its Hi3716MV430S HEVC HD satellite STB chipsets have been used on the live network by SUN Direct, a leading Indian DTH operator with over 14 million digital subscribers, for their HEVC HD USB PVR STB.
Hi3716MV430S allow SUN Direct’s customers to experience high-quality HD content and access wide-ranging Value Added Services (VAS), including banner advertisements, interactive TV shopping and education services. These capabilities aim to satisfy discerning consumers and will support SUN Direct in their efforts to attract more subscribers and grow revenues exponentially.
Hi3716MV430S supports cutting-edge technology of conditional access system (CAS). Coupled with high integration and low power consumption, the chipset offers unmatched coordinated performance of CPU, video decoder, image quality processor, and front-end that all together enables a richer viewing experience with high-quality video and interactivity.
Manufactured using 28nm process technology, the chipset supports an enhanced processing engine with integrated on-chip features that simplify set-top box design, including offering the possibility of a 2-layer PCB design. In addition, the chipset enables set-top-box manufacturers to use lower-cost memories and minimize system power consumption. Taken together, these features optimize total cost of ownership.
“Our new high-definition digital set-top boxes benefit from HiSilicon’s feature-packed and flexible system-on-chip ICs and provide an ideal platform for us to deliver innovative value-added services like interactive education services, multi-genre digital music service, restaurants and events search guide, and games to our customers,” said Mr. A. R. Murugan, VP-Technical, SUN Direct. He also added, “With strong local support and cooperation from HiSilicon, we are well placed to drive digital migration and bring high-quality TV solutions to our customers.
“Hi3716MV430S is clearly the right choice for our latest generation of set-top boxes. HiSilicon has helped us create a customized solution optimized for India that helps us enhance customer satisfaction and sustain our leadership edge in our areas of operation.”
“We are proud to be part of Hisilcion’s digital set-top box roll-out that aims to deliver an enhanced viewing experience to millions of homes around India,” said Mr. John Liu, General Manager of STB SOC Product, “SUN Direct’s selection of HiSilicon’s SOC based set-top box technology underlines our strengths and commitment to supporting the growth of the Indian digital TV market through cooperation with key STB manufacturers.”
Hisilcion’s comprehensive and complete solutions, designed for fast time-to-market, enable service providers to bring out more advanced and affordable digital set-top box solutions to India operators’ subscribers.
Key Features of Hi3716MV430S Including:
– High-performance 3000DMIPs application CPU
– Integrated L2 cache, which increases CPU performance for rich use cases like HTML5 browser, rich user interfaces, and PVR
– Integrated Digital Video Broadcast (DVB-S/S2/S2X) demodulator, field-proven and optimized to work with high-performance external tuners to meet stringent RF performance requirements of the Indian satellite networks
–16-Bit 256MB build-in DDR3 SDRAM, integrated FE MAC and PHY, two USB 2.0 host interfaces (integrated with PHY)
–Imprex 2.0 image quality processor for resizing, de-interlacing and picture improvement
– Enhanced quality and robust 1080P60 HEVC/AVC video decoder with advanced error correction and concealment capabilities
– Integrated standby controller allows 0.5W standby power consumption with super-fast resume time
– Cutting-edge advanced security processor for major Conditional Access Systems (CAS).