Equator launches Dolphin and StingRay
Equator Technologies Inc. recently unveiled its new Dolphin reference design platform. The company also introduced the StingRay reference board, an advanced development board designed to support Equator's MAP-CA Broadband Signal Processor (BSP) chip.
Dolphin will shorten the design cycle of enhanced, multi-function media appliances by providing a complete and customizable hardware/software platform for interactive TV set-top boxes, personal video recorders and other video-centric appliances.
Samsung has recognized Dolphin as the open platform of choice. As an early access customer, Samsung will use Dolphin as the basis of its new, interactive set-top box.
Dolphin is one of the industry's first reference design platforms to include a flexible, interactive chip with a complete set of features and functions, providing tools to help manufacturers create advanced media appliances that deliver next-generation services, such as time-shifting, EPGs, streaming media over the Internet, and Web browsing.
The StingRay reference board provides increased power and flexibility to accelerate the development of a wide range of broadband appliances. The reference board allows designers to evaluate algorithms, applications and ideas based on Equator's BSP digital signal processors.