NEC Electronics Announces EMMA3 SL/P System-on-Chip (SoC) Based on NEC Electronics’ Enhanced Multimedia Architecture (EMMA) Platform
The EMMA3SL/P SoC is a set-top box (STB) device compliant with H.264 high definition (HD), the next-generation image-compression standard, as well as the multi-format video support used for the increasing number of worldwide internet-protocol television (IP TV) STBs, such as DivX((R)), VC-1, and WMV. The new SoC is also the first among the company’s EMMA products to support China’s audio/video standard (AVS). The EMMA3SL/P device is an image-processing SoC that integrates key functions needed to receive and decode digital broadcasts, including MPEG-2 HD audio/video decoders, transport-stream demultiplexers, as well as display controllers for enhanced display and graphics features.
The new SoC includes these features:
- Multi-format video support for IP TV STBs, in addition to support for the H.264 HD standard and China’s AVS,
- Integrated enhanced security features
- 20 percent reduction in the number of on-board pins compared to the company’s existing products, due to the high level of function integration.