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Actions Unveils 64-bit 4K Chipset Targeting Over-the-top Set-top Box Market

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

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Actions Semiconductor, a provider of portable media and mobile internet system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions, announces the launch of GT7 chipset eyeing the global over-the-top (OTT) set-top box market. The latest chipset hosts a quad-core 64-bit processor, quad-core GPU and 4K H.265 decoding capabilities.

The GT7 chipset features a quad-core ARM Cortex A53 CPU and ARM Mali-450 graphics processor supporting up to 4k Ultra High-definition decoding. It supports 1080p full HD decoding for virtually all video standards and formats. The chipset also features Gigabit Ethernet connectivity and USB 3.0.

The GT7 adopts 28nm process technology with Actions’ Low Power Design Generation V technology to deliver low power product for OTT set-top box customers. The chipset supports Android OS and Alibaba’s YunOS for TV.

“The home video entertainment industry has been undergoing dramatic change, with the market migrating from traditional DVD players and broadcast-based set-top boxes to Internet-based OTT set-top boxes, which are typically smarter, more interactive and provide cloud services beyond video. The industry is also experiencing an upgrade from full HD to ultra HD," says Dr. Zhenyu Zhou, CEO, Actions Semiconductor.  "The transition to 64-bit technology for mobile and cloud connected devices is accelerating rapidly, and we believe it will become the industry standard for OTT set-top boxes in 2016.  Leveraging our flagship 64-bit SoC launched at the International CES earlier this year, the ATM9009, we expect our newest 28nm 4K 64-bit chipset to be well received by the fast growing global OTT set-top box market."

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