Sigma Designs' highly integrated SMP8634 media processor was selected by Samsung to power its third generation Blu-ray player, the BD-P1400.
Samsung's BD-P1400 offers full compatibility with 24 movie frames per second playback, matching the native filming format for most movies and reducing artifacts. The new BD player also supports 60 frame/second output for enhanced compatibility with many of today's HDTVs. The player also offers advanced HD audio decoding featuring the HD audio bit-stream pass-through on HDMI 1.3 for formats DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, Dolby TrueHD, and Dolby Digital Plus. The HDMI 1.3 connection also offers HDMI CEC (Anynet+) technology, allowing consumers to use a single remote control to operate the BD player, TV and other A/V products from Samsung. The BD-P1400 is available now at stores in the U.S.
Sigma's SMP8634 media processor includes a decoder engine that supports video decoding of H.264 (MPEG-4 part 10), Windows Media Video 9, VC-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 (part 2) with multiple streams, up to the equivalent of two high-definition video streams. High-performance graphics acceleration, multi-standard audio decoding, advanced display processing capabilities, and HDMI/HDCP output round out its multimedia core. Content security is ensured through a dedicated secure processor, flash memory, and a range of digital rights management (DRM) engines for high-speed payload decryption. The SMP8634?s features a 300-Mhz host CPU, 3.2 GB/second unified memory controller, Ethernet 10/100 controller, dual USB 2.0 controller, and IDE controller.