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Broadband set-top box using MAP-CA processor
Author(s): John E. Bush; Woobin Lee; Chris Basoglu
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Paper Abstract

Advances in broadband access are expected to exert a profound impact in our everyday life. It will be the key to the digital convergence of communication, computer and consumer equipment. A common thread that facilitates this convergence comprises digital media and Internet. To address this market, Equator Technologies, Inc., is developing the Dolphin broadband set-top box reference platform using its MAP-CA Broadband Signal ProcessorT chip. The Dolphin reference platform is a universal media platform for display and presentation of digital contents on end-user entertainment systems. The objective of the Dolphin reference platform is to provide a complete set-top box system based on the MAP-CA processor. It includes all the necessary hardware and software components for the emerging broadcast and the broadband digital media market based on IP protocols. Such reference design requires a broadband Internet access and high-performance digital signal processing. By using the MAP-CA processor, the Dolphin reference platform is completely programmable, allowing various codecs to be implemented in software, such as MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.263 and proprietary codecs. The software implementation also enables field upgrades to keep pace with evolving technology and industry demands.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 December 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4674, Media Processors 2002, (20 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.451064
Show Author Affiliations
John E. Bush, Equator Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Woobin Lee, Equator Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Chris Basoglu, Equator Technologies, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4674:
Media Processors 2002
Sethuraman Panchanathan; V. Michael Bove; Subramania I. Sudharsanan, Editor(s)

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