The set-top box (STB) prototype based on Amlogic chips and OS Android

Among the traditional video content providing services, the new class Over-The-Top services are quickly evolving. OTT stands for providing the service for any internet user, not just an operator’s subscriber. Most notable OTT providers are Netflix, Youtube, Vimeo.

There are another major event in STB world: introducing Google TV and Apple TV services. So now the user demands from STB a functionality of a fully-fledged personal computer, not just a media player. All that forces STB manufacturers to use far more efficient processors that capable of running modern OS with state of the art features: video games, internet surfing, access to online databases.

Always trying to offer competitive solutions, Promwad studied STB prototype based on Amlogic SoC that runs OS Android.

Amlogic designs their chips specifically for STB and Smart TV market.

The highlights of Amlogic chips

  • 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
  • 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

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:

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.


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