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ChipWrights Releases New Feature-Rich IPTV Set Top Box Reference Design

January 28, 2009

Bedford, MA. ChipWrights, Inc., part of AD Group, announces the release of its new IPTV set top box reference design. Working toward an all-in-one IPTV solution, ChipWrights has expanded the capabilities of its mini IPTV design to include advanced IPTV features such as S-Video and HDMI video outputs, USB-OTG, Compact Flash memory, and support for SATA hard drives. Other features include composite video output, stereo audio output, Ethernet, IR Remote Control receiver, and an option for an SD-card, an IDE or CE-ATA hard drive.“The new design is expected to make it even easier for developers to create robust and future forward IPTV applications.

ChipWrights’ new feature-rich design provides developers with a robust development platform that enables them to develop their application software in advance of their custom hardware and come to market quickly,” said Cary Robins, President of ChipWrights, Inc., a semiconductor company based in Bedford, Massachusetts.ChipWrights’ IPTV solutions combine its powerful CW5631 SoC and extensible software platform to create an all-in-one solution for developers looking to create premium IPTV solutions.

The design supports advanced features such as digital video recording, support for a wide-array of video and audio formats, a complete set of on-chip peripherals, and ultimate flexibility through software programmability for both the control and video functionality.The reference design can be used in stand-alone set top box products or for embedding into other video-centric products, such as televisions or media players.

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