Conexant chips in on HDTV
Conexant Systems has introduced a new line of high-definition television decoders for cable and satellite set-top boxes that also support digital video recording applications.
The company's line of CX2417X decoders are designed to be used in concert with its CX24118 satellite tuner and advanced modulation demodulations such as the CX24116 DVB-S2 and CX24114 8PSK.
Conexant said the new product enables box manufactures to build a set-top silicon system capable of MPEG-2 and advanced MPEG-4 (AVC/H.262) HDTV decoding.
The new CX2417X family also aims to work with middleware platforms ranging from MediaHighway, OpenTV Multimedia Home Platform and the OpenCable Application Platform (OCAP).
Conexant expects to reach volume production by the first quarter of 2004, and offer the product for $45 per unit in quantities of 5,000.