Ultra HD (UHD), with four times as many pixels as full HD, promises sharper, more detailed picture quality and higher resolution. These attributes are guaranteed to enhance the consumer TV viewing experience, particularly as screen size continues to increase. Next generation TV sets supporting UHD also must include capabilities for Internet-connected services including over-the-top (OTT) video streaming, Web browsing and access to apps, as well as gaming and content sharing.
Advanced technologies such as UHD require powerful SoCs, and Sigma Designs provides all of this functionality and the pristine video quality consumers desire. A leader in UHD technology development, Sigma launched the first commercially available UHD SoC in 2014. Sigma’s portfolio of UHD chipsets support HEVC (H.265) and Google VP9 compressions, HDMI 2.0, and 120fps frame-rate conversion.