STMicroelectronics Single Chip Demodulator and Decoder

STMicroelectronics has announced a new generation single-chip solution for digital cable-TV STBs. The newest member of the Company’s leading OMEGA family, the QAMi5107 is an integrated demodulator plus MPEG decoder for standard-definition digital TV. Using the new device, manufacturers will be able to cut their total component cost and simplify board design and assembly, while offering increased performance and enhanced security features.

The decoder supports the advanced security features required by all major conditional-access (CA) suppliers The 200MHz clock speed of the embedded ST20 32-bit RISC CPU core – the most widely used CPU in the STB market – provides increased power for advanced applications and is fully compatible with all mainstream set-top box middleware.