While cable TV accounts for the majority of set-top boxes, still 20% of U.S. broadband households own at least one streaming media player, such as a Roku 3, Amazon Fire TV, or Apple TV. Interestingly, 90% of Netflix subscribers, 90% of Amazon Prime subscribers, and 88% of Hulu customers also maintain pay TV subscriptions. Interactive services such as personal video recording, movies on demand, shopping, and games are expected to boost the adoption of the set-top boxes market in the coming years.
As the set-top box has evolved to become the primary home entertainment device, consumers increasingly demand cutting-edge home entertainment experiences such as 4K and 3D TV.
The set-top boxes no longer merely decodes video and audio. It must deal with multiple digital streams, simultaneously manage the viewing, recording, storage, and sharing of rich media content access the Internet.
Consumers expect access to compelling content from multiple sources with uncompromised image quality at an affordable cost. The set-top box must function as the home gateway for broadband and pay TV services.
Set-top boxes must provide breakthrough technologies that require high-performance processing capability and still operate with much less dynamic and standby power.
NetSpeed’s advanced NoC IP platform bridges the difficult gap between architecture specification and design implementation. NetSpeed platform brings the benefits of synthesis to front-end design with an intelligent platform that automates the architecture process and identifies optimal design solutions.
NetSpeed has industry’s first and only interconnect synthesis engine to optimize PPA. NocStudio includes tools that enable architects to design, configure and simulate NetSpeed IP as well as evaluate multiple SoC architectures.
NetSpeed platform is a requirements driven design flow that synthesizes SoC interconnect and optimizes PPA based on user specifications. The fabric itself can be designed and customized based on fine-grained user requirements and inputs.
NetSpeed's technology adapts to floorplan and uses placement information to automate timing closure and thus creates a design that is ready for first-pass timing closure.
NetSpeed is relentlessly focused on giving customers industry’s best PPA (Power, Performance and Area). With its unique heterogeneous architecture, NetSpeed’s NoC platform delivers scalable high performance and can support an ever increasing number of IP blocks in a SoC. NetSpeed’s technology uses a physically distributed architecture that enables architects to get the best-in-class performance from the coherent and non-coherent interconnect.
NetSpeed’s NoC platform enables an organization to reduce project risks at every stage in the design cycle.
NetSpeed technology creates application-level deadlock-free interconnects. It uses a graph theory-based approach and formal techniques to ensure full deadlock avoidance both at the network & protocol-level.
NetSpeed IP is aware of the physical layout of the on-chip system components producing an interconnect topology that is customized for the SoC layout.
NetSpeed offers multiple kinds of algorithmic ECO capabilities to allow last minute design changes while minimizing the overall change to interconnect and SoC design. These algorithmic optimizations minimizes effort as well as schedule.
Learn more about our customer’s experience with our technology
"The speed of NocStudio is amazing. Within minutes, I was able to generate NoC from specification. This completely redefined my architecture and opened up my entire design space"
Whether you are a hardware architect looking for cache coherency solutions to realize your ideas into silicon or a SoC designer looking for a high performance and efficient interconnect or a safety manager looking for solutions to build resilient, fault-tolerant systems—NetSpeed has a solution for you.
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