STMicroelectronics has released details of its innovative STi8K™ architecture addressing future Systems-on-Chips (SoCs) for the Digital Home (press release here). Optimized for ST’s 28nm Fully Depleted Silicon-On-Insulator (FD-SOI) and smaller-geometry manufacturing processes, the STi8K™ architecture leverages the increased data throughput, the extended memory addressing, and the reduced power consumption of the latest ARM® Cortex™-A53 and Cortex™-A57 64-bit processor technology, combining high performance and reliability with outstanding energy efficiency.
“The consumer industry has initiated the transition from 32- to 64-bit computing in the mobile market,” said Gian Luca Bertino, Executive Vice President and General Manager Digital Convergence Group, STMicroelectronics. “New upcoming, highly demanding technologies, such as DOCSIS 3.1 or full-featured 10-bit High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) in Ultra High Definition at 60 frames per second, will drive this same transition in the Digital Home market.”
Tom Cronk, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, at ARM added, “We share ST’s vision for the future of the digital home market. Full-color Ultra HD applications together with ultra-high bandwidth home-network-access systems made possible with DOCSIS 3.1 technologies will transform the home-entertainment experience. Our long-term collaboration with ST, including its recent integration of our latest 64-bit processors, together with our mutual investment in software-ecosystem development, are key building blocks that will help make more advanced and immersive media experiences a reality.”
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