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DEN to deploy STMicroelectronics’ chipset for HD STBs

MUMBAI: Leading multi-system operator (MSO) DEN Networks has selected STMicroelectronics’ STiH273 (Palma) HD cable chipset for its high-definition (HD) set-top boxes (STBs).

The MSO has selected ST technology for its HD zapper to enhance user experience and broaden market access to HD zappers.

The STiH273 (Palma) integrates Digital Video Broadcast-Cable (DVB-C) demodulator that has been optimised to work with high-performance external Controller Area Networks (CANs) and silicon tuners to meet the stringent RF performance requirements of the Indian cable networks.

The STiH273 (Palma) also delivers high-quality Faroudja video, 3DTV support, connectivity, and advanced security schemes with all the latest conditional access system (CAS) support, including NSK2.

Manufactured in 40nm process technology, the chipset supports an enhanced processing engine with integrated on-chip features that simplify STB design, enable operators to take advantage of lower-cost memories, and minimize system power consumption.

“Our new high-definition digital set-top boxes leverage STMicroelectronics’ feature-packed and flexible system-on-chip ICs, providing an ideal platform for us to deliver innovative value-added services to our customers,” said DEN Networks COO MG Azhar.

“The STiH273 SoC is clearly the right choice for our latest generation of set-top boxes with the right power, versatility, and features to meet our market needs. We are confident that the chipset will help us in both enhancing customer satisfaction and sustaining our leadership edge in India.”

“As a leading cable MSO in India, DEN Networks sets the trend for technology, modernisation and radical transformation, and ST is proud to contribute to DEN’s strategic intent,” said STMicroelectronics regional VP, Greater China and South Asia region, and director, India Design Centre Vivek Sharma.

“DEN Networks’ selection of ST’s technology underlines our core competencies and reiterates our commitment to this fast-growing market through localisation and co-operation with our India partners.”