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Agreement opens doors for next- generation PVR technology

Thu, 05/31/2001 - 8:00pm
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Philips Semiconductors' Nexperia Home Entertainment Engines will soon support NDS' advanced personal video recorder (PVR) technology for set-top boxes. The combination of NDS' conditional access software and interactive systems with the Nexperia family will create next-generation solutions for the digital consumer market.

The single-chip digital set-top box family of Nexperia Home Entertainment Engines will support NDS' Xtended TV and Random Access Scrambled-stream Protocol technologies. The integration of NDS' technologies and the Nexperia family will enable a completely new tier of digital subscriber services to be delivered on a single chip with a flexible media processor core and future-proof functionality. This partnership also marks both companies' commitments to create and support a new application in the PVR, advanced set-top boxes, digital TV and multimedia platform arenas.

The family of Nexperia Home Entertainment Engines represents an advanced System-on-Chip solution based on Philips Semiconductors' Nexperia DVP–a scalable platform architecture that addresses a wide range of digital video applications, employing the company's Sea-of-IP reuse methodology and standard hardware and software building blocks.

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