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Sigma Designs Introduces Advanced Reference Design Featuring Quantenna Wi-Fi Technology

January 04, 2012 7:01 PM in MiMO , MIMO , SigmaDesigns  | 1 comments  | 0 TrackBack

Screen Shot 2012-01-05 at 12.32.55 PMSigma Designs, today announced a unique set-top box (STB) reference design with Quantenna's high performance 802.11n 4x4 MIMO technology that enables Sigma's STB to receive video wirelessly and still meet the strict requirements for quality, robustness and reliability service providers demand.

Best In Class Wireless and Media Processor

The new platform combines Quantenna's industry acclaimed 802.11n QHS710 solution with Sigma's highly integrated 8652 connected media platform technology. This joint design will provide the best-in-class wireless and media processor combination on the market.

WiFi, G.hn, HomePNA, HomePlug AV Solutions

"By adding Quantenna's highly reliable Wi-Fi video delivery to our portfolio, we now can provide our customers with the most complete connectivity solution in the industry," said Thinh Tran, CEO and chairman at Sigma Designs. "The addition of Wi-Fi to our G.hn, HomePNA and HomePlug AV solutions, allows us to offer operator flexibility whether wireless or wireline networking is required."

Quantenna has developed its 4x4 MIMO technology to meet the stringent requirements of highly reliable media-based applications like IPTV and whole-home video distribution. Quantenna's family of Full-11n(TM) chipsets uses the company's cost-optimized, third-generation QHS710 chipset to deliver up to 600 Mbps of bandwidth.

"Our partnership with Sigma is another significant step to accelerate the adoption of our industry leading MIMO technology for whole-home multimedia entertainment," says Dr. Sam Heidari, chief executive officer for Quantenna. "This new reference design with Sigma demonstrates how two industry leaders can bring unparalleled performance and value to OEM partners and service providers for next generation set-top box designs."

The award-winning SMP8652 media processor from Sigma Designs integrates a complete suite of next-generation capabilities for a single-chip SoC solution with powerful multimedia processing, robust content security system, multiple on-chip CPUs, and a full complement of system peripherals. Its combination of on-chip processors and memory controllers provides the needed headroom for the next generation of client middleware and software stacks. At the same time, establishing a minimal memory footprint using a high-speed 32-bit data path enables implementations with small form factors, lower bill of material (BOM) costs, and lower power dissipation.

Sigma Designs at CES 2012

Availability The reference design will be available in the first quarter of 2012 for early access customers. Sigma Designs will be demonstrating, by appointment only, the Quantenna-based reference design at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, N.V. (January 10th - 13th), at the Las Vegas Hilton.


Sigma Designs' Michael Weissman Shares Insights on How G.hn Reduces Installation and Deployment Costs

October 13, 2011 11:10 PM in Digital Home Summit 2011 , Michael Weissman , SigmaDesigns  | 2 comments  | 0 TrackBack

 Sigma DesignsMichael Weissman talks about G.hn as a long term mirgratory path that's best suited for the applications of today- and the future.  During the Digital Home Summit, he shared his views on how G.hn could serve as a catalyst for reducing the cost of installation and support.  

G.hn Technology Provider, Sigma Designs, Offers Chance to Win an iPad For Taking Part in Survey

June 23, 2011 7:06 PM in SigmaDesigns  | 0 comments  | 0 TrackBack

Here's your chance to win an iPad!  G.hn technology provider, Sigma Designs wants to improve the way they provide its customers and prospects with information and is very interested in your guidance.

Sigma Designs has asked the Marketing Leadership Council (a third-party, independent researcher), to administer a brief survey.  The survey will require roughly 15 minutes of your time.  Your survey responses will be used for research purposes only.

Please use the link below to complete the survey:


As a thank you for your time, upon completion of the survey, your name will be entered into a drawing for an Apple iPad.  The winner will be selected at the close of the polling period, July 7.

Sigma Designs' Christopher Ince Discusses The Possibilities of the New SMP8652 Secure Media Processor

November 23, 2010 10:11 PM in SigmaDesigns  | 0 comments  | 0 TrackBack

Set Top Boxes are about to get smaller and provide for new product development opportunities for OEMs who supply IPTV, Cable and Satellite providers with their hardware. 

Here's Sigma Designs'  Sales Director for Strategic Accounts,Christopher Ince, as he talks about the company's  SMP8652, the next generation system on a chip.


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