Amino Announces IPTV Set-Top Box Powered by Intel Atom CE4100

Amino Communications has demonstrated an IPTV set-top box (STB) that is powered by the new Intel Atom Processor CE4100 (formerly codenamed "Sodaville"). The Intel media processor is the first 45nm consumer electronics (CE) system-on-chip based on the Intel Atom core and popular Intel architecture.

This new generation of Amino products will address growing consumer demand for TV-based entertainment from any source including broadcast, on-demand and open Internet "Over-the-Top" (OTT) services. Using the new Intel Atom Processor CE4100 will enable Amino to develop new types of hybrid/OTT devices.

Announced at the recent Intel Developers Forum (IDF) in San Francisco, the CE4100 media processor combines leading-edge CE features for high-definition video support, home-theatre quality audio and advanced 3D graphics, with the performance, flexibility and compatibility of hardware and software based on Intel architecture.

The CE4100 will enable IPTV STBs to deliver a full open Internet experience, creating new opportunities for network operators and service providers to offer enhanced entertainment experiences to their customers.

As a result of strong and positive feedback from product demonstrations, Amino is now working with a number of customers to introduce a new hybrid broadcast/OTT STB.

Developed for Internet-connected consumer electronics (CE) products such as optical media players, connected CE devices, advanced set-top boxes and digital TVs, the CE4100 is based on the same low-power core found in Intel Atom processors.

The CE4100 media processor is a highly-integrated solution that pairs a powerful Intel Atom processor core with leading-edge multi-stream video decoding and processing hardware. It also adds support for 2-channels of 800MHz DDR2 or 1333MHz DDR3, dedicated multi-channel dual audio DSPs, a powerful 3-D graphics engine enabling advanced UIs and EPGs, and support for multiple peripherals, including USB 2.0.

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