Royal Philips Electronics announced its Nexperia One Chip Set-Top Box (STB)
Engine for satellite STBs.
Philips has developed this device, the PNX8327, to offer STB manufacturers a
solution that reduces the total cost of ownership for entry-level satellite
STBs ? from development and manufacturing to logistics and handling costs.
The single chip combines MPEG2 video decoding, satellite channel decoding, a
silicon tuner and passive components for satellite STBs that deliver digital
satellite services to the Connected Consumer.
The market for free-to-air satellite STBs is steadily growing, with In-Stat
predicting the market to grow from the 33 million units sold in 2004 to 45
million units in 2009. ?We will continue to see a market opportunity for
digital satellite STBs, especially in India and China,? said Michelle
Abraham, senior analyst with In-Stat. ?Solutions such as Philips? Nexperia
One Chip STB will help manufacturers to compete in the market, particularly
in the more cost-sensitive regions, by simplifying development and lowering
the cost of ownership.?
Based on Philips? system-in-package (sbSiP) technology, the PNX8327
integrates the PNX8316 MPEG2 source decoder, the TDA10086 channel decoder,
the TDA8262 silicon tuner and more than a hundred passive
Samples of Philips? PNX8327 and the complete system solution (the STB210)
will be available at the end of Q2.