ViXS' XCode® System-on-Chip Delivers Superior Performance And Transcoding to Enable Multi-Screen Video
TORONTO, Jan. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - ViXS Systems Inc. today announced a
partnership with Topfield to develop a highly-advanced media gateway
set-top box (STB) design. This innovative design demonstrates the
high-performance multimedia functions of the XCode® 4210 STB processor and ViXS Xtensiv® software combination, and the secure multi-screen content portability
provided by Morega Systems' software solution. Topfield is a global
leader and innovator in advanced set-top box design. This unique design
will be showcased at the ViXS Systems booth at the 2012 International
Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in the Las Vegas Convention Center in
MP25958, South Hall 2.
The XCode 4210 STB processor is a proven STB system-on-chip (SoC) and was the
industry's first full STB SoC with an integrated dual HD transcoder.
The XCode 4210 is currently in production and offers unique system
architecture for off-loading real-time intensive functions such as
transcoding, encoding, 2D/3D graphics and network processing. The
result of this innovative architecture is high-resource availability on
the main CPU therefore providing the best system performance and user
experience for any advanced middleware solutions. The XCode 4210 STB
SoC also integrates best-in-class ViXS' patented transcoding technology
and Morega Systems' proprietary secure content mobility software
solution to enable multi-screen place shifting, critical to leading
operators for creating new revenue opportunities across multiple
Key features of the XCode 4210:
Dual HD (High definition) decoding
Integrated dual HD to HD transcoding
Single HD encoding
Encodes, decodes and transcodes HD video up to 1080p60/50
High performance CPU architecture with up to 3,500 DMIPS available for
Advanced 2D graphics engine
Advanced 3D graphics engine fully compliant to OpenGL ES2.0 at 1080p
Dedicated network processor for high throughput
Support of full HD resolution 3D TV
Support for Over-The-Top (OTT) video services and content
Integration of a wide range of peripherals, including: PCI Express, USB,
Serial ATA, Gigabit Ethernet, and DDR3
"When we were looking for a hardware platform for our premium content
portability software solutions, ViXS Systems XCode was the perfect choice," said Philip Poulidis, president and CEO of
Morega Systems Inc. "We were looking for a technology that was
flexible, powerful, robust and at the leading edge of network media
processing. Only with such a platform could our innovative technology
be demonstrated and launched in broadcaster services this year."
"In the era of content mobility, the versatility to transcode content to
different formats has evolved from luxury to necessity. It brings us
both enthusiasm and excitement to cooperate with ViXS, who stands out
as a sole source of high performance, market-proven transcoding
functionality." said YongChul Lee, president and CEO of Topfield.
"Topfield has, for many years, been at the forefront of developing
novel STB technology. The ViXS XCode4210 system-on-chip provides us
with a powerful solution that allows us to continue to deliver
trend-setting innovative products."
"The capability of supporting content mobility and advanced user
interface is a prevalent requirement in the set-top box market and the
ViXS XCode 4210 system-on-chip provides the most advanced system performance and
transcoding functionality," said Sally Daub, president and CEO of ViXS
Systems. "We are very happy to be collaborating with such a leading
set-top box manufacturer as Topfield and such a leading software
partner as Morega Systems. It is exciting to be working with these two
great companies to be the first to demonstrate and develop the most
advanced and innovative media gateway and multi-screen solution
required by leading service and content providers worldwide."
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About Morega Systems Inc.
Morega Systems (www.morega.com) is a provider of content portability solutions that give service
providers and consumer electronics equipment manufacturers a better way
to extend multimedia content beyond the television to any viewing
device. Morega's unique approach to content delivery uses a
sophisticated authentication, encryption and digital rights management
system to protect copyrighted material and to allow users to view
optimized, high-quality video either across a broadband network
connection via adaptive bit rate streaming, or without a network
connection via sideloading. Morega's unique analytics system also
tracks when specific content is viewed on alternative devices, thus
enabling TV Everywhere and the Connected Home while still preserving
advertising revenue for content providers.
Topfield (www.topfield.com) has been leading initiatives in the digital broadcasting industry.
Since its establishment in 1998 on Korea, Topfield has maintained
technological excellence and market popularity on the basis of
continuous promotion for the products under its own brand and
relentless innovations. Topfield emerged as a market trend setter in
the STB industry by developing its unique ASIC design technology and,
as a result, introducing the first STB (now commonly known as PVR or
DVR) with two tuners and recording capability in the world. Moreover,
Topfield has followed the initial success by pioneering novel STB
functionalities such as four simultaneous recording, intelligent
recording and TAP (Topfield Application Program, at least 5 years
before Apple's counterpart was launched). The superior technology and
reliable quality of Topfield have been perennially recognized in the
global markets. At present, Topfield is viewed as the standard in the
PVR industry and partners with over 60 distributors in more than 40
About ViXS Systems Inc.
ViXS (www.vixs.com) is a multimedia solutions innovator providing technologies for
processing, managing, securing and distributing high quality video and
audio allowing seamless control, conversion, and connectivity between
many classes and sizes of digital entertainment devices. ViXS supplies
advanced System-on-Chip semiconductors, software solutions and hardware
reference designs for the world's top manufacturers of Digital TVs,
DVDs, Set-top boxes, Personal Video Recorders, PCs, Network-Attached
Storage devices, Residential/Home Gateways, Blu-ray players/recorders,
as well as Broadcast and Professional Equipment OEMs. ViXS is
headquartered in Toronto, Canada with global operations and offices in
Europe, Asia and North America. ViXS has filed more than 334 patents
worldwide with over 103 patents being issued to date. Listed for four
years running as one of Deloitte's fastest growing North American
companies, ViXS is setting new standards in the way digital
entertainment is viewed and transmitted across an endless array of
ViXS, the ViXS® logo, XCode® and Xtensiv® are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of ViXS. Other registered or
unregistered marks are the property of their respective owners.
The TOPFIELD® logo is trademark and/or registered trademark of Topfield.
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