promwad STB Design

STB Design

STB design and software development for DVB, OTT & IPTV solutions

The Promwad Electronics Design House develops set-top boxes for hybrid, cable, terrestrial and satellite digital broadcasting. We help our customers to create new products for their business: STB devices and software for DVB, OTT and IPTV solutions.

DVB solutions

 

We take responsibility for all the engineering issues of  STB development including industrial and electronics design, middleware and special apps. The result of our work is a ready-made device or application for the world or local market that can be used by millions of people.

Set-top boxes development at Promwad includes:

  • Hardware design for DVB-T, DVB-S/S2, DVB-C, IP + hybrid STB
  • STB prototyping based on the developer’s boards and development kits
  • Circuit and PCB design with components cost minimization (BOM optimization)
  • Embedded software (middleware) development
  • Third-party STB software integration
  • Conditioned access system support, CAS/CAM
  • Industrial design of enclosures, including mechanical design
  • Graphic user interface development
  • Optimization of the production process and mass production support
  • Technical support throughout the product lifecycle

Our engineers can also offer platform development. We create new devices based on ready-made hardware and software solutions, reducing our customer's expenses and time-to-market.

Digital IPTV set-top box featuring OTT and PVR
Digital IPTV set-top box featuring OTT and PVR
The development of the hardware platform for IPTV set-top box
The development of the hardware platform for IPTV set-top box

Why should you trust us?

Our first project was finished more than ten years ago, in 2008. We have helped a number of major European companies to transition their viewers from analogue to digital broadcasting. Since then, we have successfully created dozens of new devices and applications and become the leaders in STB development. So, the first reason to trust us is our experience and good references.

 

In just 4 months after the start of development, a working prototype was ready, and after 10 months we reached production volumes of tens of thousands of products. Today, our IPTV set-top box is available for sale and competes on an equal footing with Aminet and Motorola.

Technical director at SmartLabs
Igor Rumyantsev

The second reason is our partners. To become the first, you need to work with the best! And we’ve done it partnering with top chip vendors, so that’s how we get the optimal electronic components for your set-top boxes and receive priority tech support.

 

Our partners

Promwad has formed a professional team – the DTV / STB competence center – with more than 20 engineers specializing in set-top boxes design and embedded software development.

Today we create modern, professional and high-quality products with unique design and powerful software. Last year, the total amount of the produced devices created at Promwad exceeded 3 million, most of which were STBs. So if you are looking for a simple solution based on expertise and backed by experience, we are ready to help you!

To back our words with facts, let us demonstrate you our portfolio.

 

DIGITAL TV & MULTIMEDIA

DTV technologies

  • 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

Software Platforms

  • Linux kernel 2.6*–5*
  • Android 4–9, Q
  • HiSilicon Linux /
    Android SDK
  • AMLogic Android SDK
  • Broadcom Nexus SDK
  • MStar Linux SDK
  • Realtek Android SDK
  • U-Boot bootloader
  • Qt
  • Webkit, Blink
  • D-Bus
  • DirectFB
  • FFmpeg
  • Gstreamer
  • OPIF
  • Opera TV SDK

DTV codecs

  • MPEG-2
  • H.264
  • 4K HEVC (H.265)
  • LPCM
  • ACS
  • AAC
  • HE-AAC
  • DTS + VVC
  • XVC
  • AV1
  • MIPI
  • Camera Link

DTV interfaces

  • 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+

CAS & DRM

  • NAGRA Conas Contego
  • Verimatrix Ultra
  • CISCO
  • WIDEVINE
  • Microsoft PlayReady

Multimedia interfaces

  • Ethernet
  • Bluetooth
  • WiFi
  • USB
  • MMC

Our case-studies in digital TV

AI application for set-top box: searching and buying products from video streaming

AI app for in-video shopping We've developed and installed on STBs the first AI application for searching and buying clothes directly from the video stream

we have developed a digital TV set-top box (STB) with support for DVB-T (MPEG-2/4) and terrestrial digital broadcasting

Locus DVB-T STBWe have developed a digital TV set-top box (STB) with support for DVB-T (MPEG-2/4) and terrestrial digital broadcasting

promwad have designed a digital IPTV STB with DVB-T and DVB-S/S2 support, based on the SMP8654 processor by SigmaDesigns

IPTV STB with DVB-T/S/S2We have designed a digital IPTV STB with DVB-T and DVB-S/S2 support, based on the SMP8654 processor by SigmaDesigns

IPTV STB design for SmartLabs
SmartLabs IPTV set-top box We have developed a range of IPTV set-top boxes, ensured license coverage for all the proprietary coding standards for audio and video
Smart home multimedia controller

Smart house controller We have designed the HDMI-CEC controller to manage a home multimedia complex: cinema, tuner, VCR and other devices

Do you need a quote for your engineering project for the DTV & broadcasting industry?

Drop us a line about your project! We will contact you today or the next business day. All submitted information will be kept confidential.