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Conexant Systems announced the availability of two complete, OpenCable-compliant cable set-top box (STB) reference designs for high-definition (HD) personal video recording (PVR) applications.

The reference designs are based on the company's recently announced CX2445X DOCSIS 2.0+ and EuroDOCSIS 2.0+ cable modem integrated circuits, and can be configured with either Conexant's CX24500 single-channel or CX2427X dual-channel HD MPEG-2/H.264/VC-1 video decoder.

The highly integrated solutions also include core software and drivers that enable developers to quickly develop middleware and applications for next-generation cable STBs.

In addition, an embedded processor enables advanced hardware security features, and supports major industry security standards including downloadable conditional access system (DCAS) and multi-stream CableCARD. The reference designs also support major operating systems such as Linux.

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