The set-top box (STB) prototype based on Amlogic chips and Android OS
Among the traditional video content delivering services, the new class Over-The-Top services are quickly evolving. Most notable OTT providers are Netflix, Youtube, Vimeo. Other significant players in the STB world are Google TV and Apple TV services.
Now, the user demands a full-fledged PC, not just a media player, from a set-top box. All that forces STB manufacturers to use far more efficient processors. Promwad studied STB prototype based on Amlogic SoC that runs OS Android, and offered a competitive solution.
Amlogic SoC highlights
Amlogic designs chips specifically for STB
- Hardware decoding of the popular video compression codecs;
- High performance application CPU based on ARM Cortex A9 core
- High performance GPU with 2D/3D acceleration of FullHD graphics
- Up to three HDMI1.4 (with 3D support) ports
...and Smart TV markets
- TS port for connection of external DVB demodulator
- Hardware acceleration of crypto algorithms for scrambled broadcasting decryption
- Rich set of integrated periphery: USB OTG, SATA, MMC/SD, ITU 656
- Support of Android OS
Amlogic-based STB devices
Thereby one Amlogic SoC with minimum of external components can form a solid STB state of the art solution. Also not a minor reason to go with Amlogic is their quite competitive prices. Here are some instances of Amlogic based STB devices:
What we offer
Promwad specialists have developed a prototype of the similar set-top box, tested and modified software supplied by Amlogic. Therefore, we have a ready hardware and software solution for STB lineup with support of popular multimedia features. Read more about our set-top box hardware & software developement serices here.
Our tech stack
DVB-T/T2/C/S/S2, ATSC (1.0–3.0), ARIB, IPTV / OTT, TR-069/135/181, Multicast, HLS, MPEG-DASH, EPG, Teletext, PVR, Timeshift, HbbTV, OIPF, Webkit, Blink, CAS/DRM, CEA-2014, Blu-ray, 8K
Linux kernel 2.6*–5*, Android 4–9, Q, HiSilicon, Linux / Android SDK, AMLogic, Broadcom Nexus SDK, MStar Linux SDK, Realtek Android SDK, U-Boot bootloader, Qt, Webkit, Blink, D-Bus, DirectFB, FFmpeg, Gstreamer, OPIF, Opera TV SDK, Roku
MPEG-2, H.264, 4K HEVC (H.265), LPCM, ACS, AAC, HE-AAC, DTS + VVC, XVC, AV1, MIPI, Camera Link
I2C, SPI, RS-232/UART, DMA, NAND, USB, SATA, PCI, Ethernet, WiFi, 3G, HDMI, CVBS, Analog Stereo audio, Digital S/PDIF, HDMI IN with HDCP, CI, CI+
Allwinner, Sigma Designs, Realtek, Broadcom, HiSilicon, Amlogic, MStar, Ali, Silicon Labs, MaxLinear
CAS & DRM
NAGRA Conas Contego, Verimatrix Ultra, CISCO, WIDEVINE, Microsoft PlayReady
Ethernet, Bluetooth, WiFi, USB, MMC
Samsung, LG, Sony, Vizio, TCL, Hisense
Our case-studies in Digital TV & Online Video
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