Published On: Tue, Jun 17th, 2014

STMicroelectronics cherry picked by DEN Networks to Expand Market Access to HD Zappers


STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor frontrunner, today announced that its STiH273 (Palma) HD cable chipset has been cherry – picked courtesy; DEN Networks, a leading Indian Cable MSO (multi-system operator) braced with over 6 million subscribers.


The STiH273 (Palma) incorporates a field-proven and widely arrayed Digital Video Broadcast-Cable (DVB-C) demodulator that has been augmented to work with high-performance external Controller Area Networks (CANs) as well as silicon tuners to be able to meet the stringent RF-performance necessities of the Indian Cable networks.

The STiH273 (Palma) also makes available high-quality Faroudja video, followed by 3DTV support, connectivity, and advanced security schemes together with all the contemporary Conditional Access System (CAS) support, counting NSK2.

Manufactured in 40nm process technology, the chipset supports an enhanced processing engine with integrated on-chip features that streamline set-top box design, empower operators to take lead of lower-cost memories, besides minimizing system power consumption.

“Our new high-definition digital set-top boxes leverage STMicroelectronics’ feature-packed and flexible System-on-Chip ICs, providing an ideal platform for us to deliver innovative value-added services to our customers,” alleged Mr. MG Azhar, COO, DEN Networks. Informing that – “The STiH273 SoC is clearly the right choice for our latest generation of set-top boxes with the right power, versatility, and features to meet our market needs. We are confident that the chipset will help us in creating both enhanced customer satisfaction and sustaining our leadership edge in India.”

“As a leading Cable MSO in India, DEN Networks sets the trend for technology, modernization, and radical transformation, and ST is proud to contribute to DEN’s strategic intent,” held Vivek Sharma, Regional Vice President, Greater China and South Asia region, and Director, India Design Center, STMicroelectronics. Purporting that – “DEN Networks’ selection of ST’s technology underlines our core competencies and reiterates our commitment to this fast-growing market through localization and co-operation with our India partners.”

For the duration of fiscal 2014, India is projected to complete its TV digitization plan, as defined by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

Consequently, TV subscribers will purchase a supplementary 75 million set-top boxes (STBs) during fiscal 2014 alone, according to the predictions by the Government of India.

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STMicroelectronics cherry picked by DEN Networks to Expand Market Access to HD Zappers