Sigma eyes digital TV ecosystem with ARM processor licence

Michelle Clancy | 13-01-2014

Sigma Designs has licensed the ARM Mali-400 MP 2D and 3D graphics acceleration platform for its range of multimedia systems on a chip (SoCs).

The ARM Mali-400 MP is scalable up to 1080p resolution. With this licence, Sigma Designs will enhance the user experience of the digital home by enabling products with advanced and interactive user interfaces and casual gaming functionality.

In addition, by pairing the ARM Mali-400 MP with the ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, Sigma Designs' SoCs will have access to the Android ecosystem.

"The inclusion of ARM technologies in our products will give Sigma Designs an exciting opportunity for enabling new functionality," said Mustafa Ozgen, vice president and general manager of Sigma Designs' home multimedia business unit. "Sigma Designs' SoCs will offer superior computing and graphics performance in addition to their already acclaimed superior multimedia performance and the ability to scale from entry-level set-top boxes to high-end digital TVs."