Smart TV, also referred to as Internet TV and Connected TV, offers a number of Internet connected services that a normal television doesn’t offer. In addition to normal television viewing, these televisions offer applications (such as Netflix, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, HbbTV, etc.), streaming of music and video, photo sharing, Web browsing, games and, perhaps most importantly, Internet Protocol Television (IPTV).
Our family of architecture-compatible products, reference designs, and software enable fast design of a Smart TV with a wide variety of feature options:
Sigma Designs acquired the TV product line from Trident Microsystems. The products in this section are now a part of Sigma Designs' product offering for the Smart TV market.
HiDTV® Pro-Fusion™ is the first fully integrated 240Hz Smart TV SoC with all the key technologies required for advanced connectivity.
HiDTV® Pro-UXL is a highly integrated 60Hz Smart TV SoC with a high performance CPU core and the key technologies required for advanced connectivity.
HiDTV® Pro-SXL/AXL is the first fully integrated 60Hz Smart TV SoC with all the key technologies required for advanced connectivity.
The FRC-V vector based Frame Rate Converter provides Motion Estimation and Motion Compensated (MEMC) frame rate conversion from 50/60Hz directly to 200/240Hz, eliminating movie judder and motion blur. Additionally, it also removes the disturbing “halos” present with legacy solutions.
The FRC-S+ vector based Frame Rate Converter provides Motion Estimation and Motion Compensated (MEMC) frame rate conversion from 50/60Hz directly to 100/120Hz, eliminating movie judder and motion blur. Additionally, it also removes the disturbing “halos” present with legacy solutions.
The FRC-S vector based Frame Rate Converter provides Motion Estimation and Motion Compensated (MEMC) frame rate conversion from 50/60Hz directly to 100/120Hz, eliminating movie judder and motion blur. Additionally, it also reduces the disturbing “halos” present with legacy solutions.
To allow for worldwide deployment with fast time to market, we offer both driver and production-proven turnkey software solutions for all major geographical regions in the world.
Sigma Designs is working with the following 3D Video companies to provide a more complete solution for our Smart TV products.
|RealD is the global leader in 3D technology, leveraging 30 years of expertise to create the most stunningly realistic and enjoyable digital 3D experience in theaters worldwide, cutting-edge visualization tools for professionals, and technology for tomorrow's 3D TVs and other display screens today.
|SENSIO Technologies develops and markets Stereoscopic 3D digital compression, decompression, and display formatting technologies. Its solutions are deployed on a global scale by content creators, game developers, broadcasters, specialty channels, and digital cinemas. Its flagship technology, SENSIO® 3D, allows the high-quality distribution of 3D content through conventional existing 2D broadcast networks (cable, satellite, IPTV, etc.).
|TDVision is the inventor of several stereoscopic related technologies now recognized as part of different standard stereoscopic platforms and Standardized by ISO. TDVision's technology allows the acquisition, encoding, deployment, decoding, and visualization of full HD stereoscopic 3D content. 2D legacy compatibility with existing infrastructures is enabled while optimizing the bandwidth needed to deploy the stereoscopic video stream.
Sigma Designs is working with the following Over-The-Top (OTT) companies to provide a more complete solution for our Smart TV products.
|Acetrax leads the digital home entertainment industry for over-the-top (OTT) content in Europe and has built a unique strategic asset to enter this market. Content from major film studios is distributed through a sophisticated multi-national delivery platform via embedded Apps directly to screens.
|The BBC iPlayer is a free service that lets people catch up with radio and television programms from the past week. Watch or listen to a current show as it is transmitted live or catch up with a programm after broadcast.
|httv provides embedded software solutions for connected TVs and STBs available for all TV distribution platforms: from pure broadcast (DVB-T/T2/S/S2/C) to pure IP (IPTV, OTT) and hybrid, including HbbTV. It offers an extensive range of features such as an innovative User based profile UI (adult vs. kids UI) and complete nonlinear TV services (Push-VOD, catch-up TV) as well as an enhanced EPG, personalized video mosaic.
|Hulu is an online video service that offers a selection of hit shows, clips, movies and more at Hulu.com, numerous destination sites online, and through our ad-supported subscription service, Hulu Plus. Hulu's selection of premium programming is provided by more than 350 content companies.
|As Germany's leading video-on-demand provider, we offer over 30,000 movies, series, kids and special intrest contents, giving our customers complete cinema coverage. Access to our contents is via PC and TV. We offer pay per view, subscription and download to own.
|Mela is a multi-platform entertainment service that provides consumers one of the largest collections of premium South Asian video content. Mela represents the diversity of genres, tastes, languages, and regional flavors present in the rich cultural heritage of South Asia by licensing premium content from some of the biggest movie studios and television broadcast companies in the region. Distributed over the Internet, Mela instantly brings to your television premium entertainment in amazing quality.
|Netflix is the world's largest online movie rental service, with more than 25 million subscribers. Netflix is partnering with leaders in consumer electronics to bring to market a range of devices that can instantly stream movies and TV episodes from Netflix directly to members' TVs.
|Vimeo was founded by a group of filmmakers who wanted to share their creative work and personal moments from their lives. As time went on, likeminded people discovered Vimeo and helped build a supportive community of individuals with a wide range of passions. Today, millions of people from all around the world enjoy Vimeo, and we’re growing bigger every day.
|A leader in HD streaming, VUDU offers the world's largest selection of HD movies, including thousands of blockbusters, Hollywood classics and indies available in stunning HDX 1080p with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 and 7.1 Surround Sound, VUDU is a wholly owned subsidiary of Walmart Stores, Inc., and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.
|Yahoo! Connected TV brings the best of the Web right into your living room. Connected TV integrates Yahoo!'s most popular services with the latest in big-screen home entertainment. So, there's no more crowding around a laptop to share family photos. And news, traffic, and weather updates are just a press of the remote away.
|Russia’s Scartel, working under the Yota brand, offers Yota Play, a video-on-demand (VOD) service. Yota Play offers approximately 2,000 movies from Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros., Sony Pictures, and NBC Universal, totaling some 10,000 hours of video content.
|YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small.
Sigma Designs is an active member in many standards organizations and industry associations to enable our Smart TV solutions to quickly support new features and standards.
|The objectives of ARIB are to conduct investigation, research & development, and consultation of utilization of radio waves from the view of developing radio industries, and to promote realization and popularization of new radio systems in the field of telecommunications and broadcasting.
|The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) is an international, non-profit organization developing voluntary standards for digital television. The ATSC member organizations represent the broadcast, broadcast equipment, motion picture, consumer electronics, computer, cable, satellite, and semiconductor industries.
|Audio and Video Coding Standard Workgroup of China. In order to meet the requirement of information industry and realize the union of the native enterprises and research institutions, the role of the group is to establish (or edit) such general technical standards as the compression, decoding, processing, and the representation of digital audio-video and meanwhile provide the digital audio-video equipments and systems with high-efficient and economic coding/decoding technologies.
|The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) unites 2,000 companies within the consumer technology industry. Members tap into valuable and innovative members-only resources: unparalleled market research, networking opportunities with business advocates and leaders, up-to-date educational programs and technical training, exposure in extensive promotional programs, and representation from the voice of the industry, CEA, promoting and advancing member needs and interests.
|Members of Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) share a vision of an interoperable network of personal computers (PC), consumer electronics (CE), mobile devices, and service providers in and beyond the home, enabling a seamless environment for sharing and growing new digital media and content services.
|The Digital TV Group (DTG) is the industry association for digital television in the UK. The Group publishes and maintains the technical specifications, including Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) and HbbTV-based 'Connected TV' hybrid products and services, and runs the digital television industry's test center. To ensure international harmonization of standards, the DTG is in liaison with HbbTV, ETSI, Open IPTV Forum (OIPF), and DECE (Ultraviolet).
|The Digital Video Broadcasting Project (DVB) is an industry-led consortium of over 250 broadcasters, manufacturers, network operators, software developers, regulatory bodies, and others in over 35 countries committed to designing open technical standards for the global delivery of digital television and data services.
|HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) is a new industry standard providing an open and business neutral technology platform that seamlessly combines TV services delivered via broadcast with services delivered via broadband and also enables access to Internet only services for consumers using connected TVs and set-top boxes. The HbbTV specification is based on existing standards and web technologies including OIPF (Open IPTV Forum), CEA, DVB and W3C. The standard provides the features and functionality required to deliver feature rich broadcast and internet services.
|The HDMI Forum was formed to foster broader industry participation in the development of the next generation of the HDMI specification and to support an ecosystem of interoperable HDMI-enabled products. The organization brings together the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics, personal computers, mobile devices, cables and components.
|INCITS is the primary U.S. focus of standardization in the field of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), encompassing storage, processing, transfer, display, management, organization, and retrieval of information. As such, INCITS also serves as ANSI's Technical Advisory Group for ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1. JTC 1 is responsible for International standardization in the field of Information Technology.
|The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has played a key role in building today's vast interconnected infocommunication networks spanning telephone, radio, television, satellite systems, mobile, and wireless communications and Internet technologies.
|The Khronos Group is an industry consortium creating open standards to enable the authoring and acceleration of parallel computing, graphics and dynamic media on a wide variety of platforms and devices. Khronos standards include OpenGL®, OpenGL® ES, WebGL™, EGL™, OpenCL™, OpenMAX™, OpenVG™, OpenSL ES™, OpenKODE™ and COLLADA™.
|The UPnP Forum is an industry initiative of more than 972 leading companies in computing, printing and networking; consumer electronics; home appliances, automation, control and security; and mobile products. The Forum's goals are to allow devices to connect seamlessly and to simplify network implementation in the home and corporate environments.
|The USB-IF was formed to provide a support organization and forum for the advancement and adoption of Universal Serial Bus technology. The Forum facilitates the development of high-quality compatible USB peripherals (devices), and promotes the benefits of USB and the quality of products that have passed compliance testing.
|The Wi-Fi Alliance is a global non-profit industry association of hundreds of leading companies devoted to seamless connectivity. With technology development, market building, and regulatory programs, the Wi-Fi Alliance has enabled widespread adoption of Wi-Fi worldwide.
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