Conexant Systems announced that its CX2417x family of HDTV set-top box (STB) broadcast decoders has been certified to support Dolby Digital Plus audio coding technology. This advanced technology allows satellite, cable and terrestrial broadcast operators to significantly improve bandwidth utilization and deliver additional, higher quality audio programming using their existing infrastructures.
With more than 400 million existing devices featuring Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus offers maximum compatibility in consumers’ homes. Conexant’s CX2417x HDTV broadcast decoder family includes all of the major elements required to implement the core system and decoder electronics of high-performance personal video recorder (PVR)-enabled HDTV set-top boxes deployed in digital satellite, cable, terrestrial or IPTV networks. The multiformat decoders support MPEG-4, MPEG-2, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, advanced audio coding (AAC) and aacPlus. They are also compatible with industry broadcast standards including DVB, DVB-S2, ATSC and DSS.
Conexant offers a comprehensive suite of digital STB components and system solutions for all types of broadcasting networks worldwide. The company’s product offering includes silicon tuners, demodulators, MPEG audio and video decoders, and dial-up and DOCSIS modems for back-channel applications, as well as reference designs that help manufacturers reduce cost and speed time-to-market.