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Media processors integrate home connectivity Voice and video cross-platform mobile and HPNa for set-top boxes engine targets service providers sigma designs has launched two new media processors for in- Spirit DSP announced a significant upgrade to its TeamSpirit tegrated HPNA connectivity for IPTV and hybrid Set-Top Boxes voice and video engine, a sophisticated cross-platform (STBs). The new SMP8680 and SMP8682 feature 3D video, mobile VVoiP sdK (software development Kit) for service integrated providers, software application developers and oems/odms. graphics The Teamspirit Voice & Video engine 3.5 include support for processing, all the latest most popular mobile oss, including android video scal- and ios, as well as a complete variety of Pc browsers. a ing, ddr3 developer doesn’t need to invest in development of complex memory digital signal processing, taking into account every peculiarity support, cus- of the highly fragmented mobile device market. Next-gen Au- tomizable ui tomatic rate selection (ars) technology targets future rcs/ and a power ims/VoLTe services deployments. it relies on the latest spirit efficient algorithmic innovations and greatly improves video call qual- cPu that ity on wireless connections. The new advanced ars sub- can deliver system handles an even more accurate stream adaptation over-the-Top to changing network environments, enabling solid improve- (oTT) content. Both processors migrate to a new and improved ments in quality and stability of voice and video services in software SDK4.0 which includes a new porting layer called SAPI 3G/4G networks. (sigma aPi) that enables fast time to market porting of Hybrid The engine supports multi-core cPus and adds more opti- sTB middleware. implementing saPi guarantees software com- mization of software codecs and hardware acceleration to patibility for future SoCs which significantly reduces overhead greatly increase the performance (frames per second and and improves time to market. The SMP8680 and SMP8682 also resolution) bringing desktop-class video quality to mobile maintain software backward compatibility with the SMP8670 devices. and the smP8652, easing the migration path for sTB oems and Support for voice calls in background mode, notification APIs odms. (such as timeout on absence of incoming video streams) and along with the improved software, sigma designs proprietary other new features allow for the implementation of user- application frameworks for developing Webkit-HTmL5 applica- friendly designs. The Teamspirit Voice & Video engine 3.5 tions or adobe air applications and several silicon reference also support multiple camera sources (multiple streams), implementations of OTT applications, like Netflix and VuDu, will recording to and playback from aVi format, dscP Qos and be offered. This combination offers reduced development time improved compatibility with third-party terminals, providing a for OEMs and ODMs. The SMP8680 includes an HDMI input wide range of opportunities for the implementation of value- port to receive and process Hd video content enabling applica- added features. apart from standard ims codecs, spirit tions such as HD Skype and HD pass through. The SMP8680 offers (IETF RFC 6262) adaptive and error-resilient HD voice and SMP8682 will be in mass production by December 2012 coding technology. Sigma Designs Spirit DSP www.sigmadesigns.com www.spiritdsp.com Be the first to watch, learn and build. The new Arduino Uno Starter Kit with exclusive ARDUINO video tutorials, now available from RS. VIDEO TUTORIALS www.rs-components.com/arduino www.electronics-eetimes.com Electronic Engineering Times Europe October 2012 29


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