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.