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INTRODUCTIONSTUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Silicon technology has come a long way since the first microcontrollers were introduced in 1993. Microcontrollers permitted integration of memory with processors allowing specialized embedded applications. As the technology shrank and matured, more and more peripherals were integrated into a microcontroller giving rise to a System on a Chip (SoCs). These SoCs are popular today and stand at the center of any electronic device. The SoCs have even more importance in Consumer Electronic (CE) devices as a well-designed and featured SoC can not only help bring down the cost but also offer powerful features that help differentiate devices from one other.Multimedia SoCs (also referred as multimedia chipsets) primarily deal with audio, image and video processing. These features are at the heart of a wide range of electronic devices such as TVs, DVD players, digital cameras, MP3 players, etc.Each of these devices features one or more chipsets that processes multimedia in conjunction with a Central Processing Unit (CPU).This report will focus on different semiconductor chipsets available for multimedia and will explore technologies and markets. The report will look at the total available market for multimedia chipsets. The market is also further segmented when applicable and the reader is provided with pertinent information. The report also provides readers with the market ecosystem and explains the trends shaping the future. Key players in each category are also discussed along with market share information. A forecast of total market in each category by dollar, volume and geography over the period of next five years is included. The report also includes an analysis of patents filed in this marketplace by various companies.In addition to multimedia chipsets, the report also explores the role played by Digital Signal Processors (DSPs) in the multimedia market. DSPs provide flexibility over the hardware solutions provided by several chipsets but often lack the performance power. This report will explore tradeoffs in using DSPs rather than a multimedia chipset.Emerging technologies that define the future of multimedia chipsets are also discussed. The report also includes an analysis of patents filed in this marketplace by various companies.
A research study aimed at analyzing this market is useful to anyone connected to this field. It provides students, executives, and those interested in technology with insight into the underlying technology, market forces, and trends that will help them understand the market dynamics.
MULTIMEDIA CHIPSET MARKET SEGMENTATION
There are multiple ways of segmenting the multimedia chipset market. For example, one could separate the market based on the functionality provided (audio, video, graphics) or by the technology used (microprocessor only, microprocessor with hardware components, DSP, DSP with microprocessor etc). However, most of the chipsets are marketed towards a typical market such as DTV and hence we've segmented the multimedia SoC market based on the end product.
The multimedia chipset market is segmented as follows:
• Chipset for digital television (DTV).
• Chipsets for set-top box and Internet protocol TV (IPTV).
• Chipsets for digital video players (DVDs).
• Chipsets for handheld devices (including cell phones).
• Chipsets for audio devices (MP3 players).
• Digital signal processors.
• Chipsets for imaging products (digital camera, camcorder etc.).
Each of the markets has its own characteristic and the chipsets therefore are optimized for each device for features and pricing. This is not to say that one can not use a chipset targeted towards other markets. For example, it is perfectly feasible to create a digital camera using a DSP or even chipset targeted towards the handheld device market. However, when collecting and presenting the data, we've considered the marketing jargon used by various SoC companies as primary reference.
REPORT SCOPE AND ORGANIZATION
This report is divided into seven chapters. Each chapter describes details of the multimedia market for a segment (DTV, set-top box and IPTV, DVDs, handheld devices, audio devices, digital signal processors and imaging products).
The following is provided for each category:
• Definition and further segmentation where applicable.
• Overall market.
• Geographic data.
• Total revenue.
• Total volume shipments.
• Growth forecast and market trends.
• Business models.
• Key players and market share.
The report also includes a high-level discussion of the hardware and software design that pertains to each segment.
The goal of the report is to provide readers with the following:
• Understanding of the characteristics of chipsets targeted towards each market and the roles played by different hardware and software components.
• Understanding of the market segment and the factors driving its growth.
• Knowledge of business models used in different market segments.
• Market potential for each segment and projections for the next 5 years.
• Consumer electronics industry insiders, including executives, managers, marketing, and salespeople, looking to enhance their business knowledge by understanding more about the multimedia chipsets market.
• Product marketing and management people from the multimedia chipsets market ecosystem who want to understand the intricacies of the market and position their products accordingly.
• Business and venture executives in the technology industry looking to invest in multimedia chipsets companies.
• Finance and investment professionals looking to make investment decisions for multimedia chipsets manufacturers.
For example, industry association data was obtained, along with publicly available information from various companies. These include Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings by public companies, presentations in various conferences, and articles and reports published by company insiders.
Sales data for various multimedia device markets was used since chip sales are highly correlated to device sales. Interviews were conducted with company executives and other industry experts to obtain market insight. The companies selected for this purpose fell into several categories, including hardware suppliers, device manufacturers, and engineering services companies.
Other sources used include exhaustive Internet searches, blogs, and articles written by industry journalists. Editors and executives provided individual perspectives on the market. Industry journals and publications, white papers, and technical notes were also reviewed.
The projections for future market growth were based on several factors.
BCC developed a mathematical model to forecast growth based on the following:• Annual revenue of the multimedia devices for the last five years; this data was used to determine trends and the correlation between television sales and sales of chipsets.• Chip sales data was correlated to device sales data.• External factors, such as the economy and growth projections by key institutions such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) were considered.• Geographical trends impacting the technology, such as the rise of Asia as a major consumer base.• New innovations and threats facing the existing technology.
Anand Joshi has more than 16 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry as well as the embedded and semiconductor industries.As an industry executive, he has often been involved in developing market strategies, market projections, and modeling. He brings his extensive industry expertise and knowledge to the development of this report
This report provides:• An overview of the global market for multimedia chipsets, which primarily are utilized in audio, image, and video processing.• Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2011 and 2012, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2017• Discussion of the market ecosystem and trends shaping the future• Examination of key peripherals, such as input-output devices and storage connectivity, and software, such as operating systems and applications• Comprehensive company profiles of major players in the industry and selected start-ups• Patent analysis.
TABLE OF CONTENTSCHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 1
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 1RESEARCH BACKGROUND 1MULTIMEDIA CHIPSET MARKET SEGMENTATION 1REPORT SCOPE AND ORGANIZATION 2TARGET AUDIENCE 3RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 3ANALYST CREDENTIALS 3RELATED REPORTS 4BCC ON-LINE SERVICES 4DISCLAIMER 4
CHAPTER 2 SUMMARY 6
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL MARKET FOR MULTIMEDIA CHIPSETS BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION,THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 6SUMMARY FIGURE MULTIMEDIA CHIPSET MARKET BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION, 2011-2017 ($MILLIONS) 6
CHAPTER 3 MULTIMEDIA CHIPSETS: OVERVIEW AND MARKET SEGMENTATION 10
MULTIMEDIA DEVICES 10DIGITAL TV 10SET-TOP BOX: 10IPTV RECEIVER 11DIGITAL CAMERA 11AUDIO PLAYERS: CD AND MP3 PLAYERS 11PORTABLE MEDIA PLAYER 11DVD PLAYER 12SMARTPHONE 12MULTIMEDIA CHIPSET MARKET: GEOGRAPHIC REGIONS 12HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE IN MULTIMEDIA DEVICES 12FIGURE 1 MULTIMEDIA DEVICES: UNDERLYING HARDWARE AND SOFTWARECOMPONENTS 13DEVICE PRODUCTION PROCESS 14PRICING CONSIDERATIONS 14DEVELOPMENT COSTS 15TABLE 1 COSTS INVOLVED IN DEVICE DEVELOPMENT CYCLE 15TABLE 2 BILL OF MATERIALS ($) 16TOTAL MULTIMEDIA CHIPSET MARKET BY SEGMENT 16TABLE 3 MULTIMEDIA CHIPSET MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 16TABLE 4 MULTIMEDIA CHIPSET MARKET BY VOLUME, THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS) 16TABLE 5 MULTIMEDIA CHIPSET MARKET GROWTH, THROUGH 2017 18
CHAPTER 4 DIGITAL TELEVISION CHIPSETS 20
DIGITAL TELEVISION OVERVIEW 20ANALOG TV 20DIGITAL TV (DTV) 20SMART TVS 21DIGITAL TV FEATURES AND CHIPSET REQUIREMENTS 22DTV CHIPSET BLOCK DIAGRAM 22FIGURE 2 SIGNAL FLOW DIAGRAM AND ASSOCIATED SILICON IN TYPICAL DTV 22Baseband Signal Decoding 23FIGURE 3 A SIMPLIFIED BLOCK DIAGRAM OF THE TUNER SOC 23TABLE 6 POPULAR TV TRANSMISSION STANDARDS 24Audio/Video Subsystem 24FIGURE 4 BLOCK DIAGRAM OF MEDIA PROCESSING SOC 24TABLE 7 POPULAR AUDIO AND VIDEO STANDARDS IN DTV 25Wi-Fi and Network Connectivity 25Graphics Processing Unit 25Remote Control Interface 25Other Input Output Interfaces 25TABLE 8 POPULAR INTERFACE STANDARDS IN DTV 26DTV CHIPSET MARKET OVERVIEW 26TABLE 9 GLOBAL DTV CHIPSET MARKET BY UNIT SHIPMENTS, THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS) 26TABLE 10 GLOBAL DTV CHIPSET MARKET, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 27TABLE 11 AVERAGE SELLING PRICES OF DTV CHIPSETS, 2011-2017 ($) 27TABLE 12 DTV CHIPSET MARKET BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 28DTV CHIPSET TRENDS 28PRICING 28INTERNET CONNECTIVITY AND SMART TVS 28PERIPHERAL CONNECTIVITY AND INTEGRATION 29GREENER (LOW POWER) CHIPSETS 29CONSOLIDATION 29SELECTED COMPANY PROFILES 29BROADCOM 29Recent Developments 30HITACHI 30Recent Developments 31LG ELECTRONICS 32Recent Developments 32MSTAR SEMICONDUCTOR 33Recent Developments 33MEDIATEK 34Recent Developments 35PANASONIC 35Recent Developments 36PHILIPS 36Recent Developments 37REALTEK 37Recent Developments 38SAMSUNG 38Recent Developments 39SIGMA DESIGNS INC. 40Recent Developments 40SONY 41Recent Developments 42TCL ELECTRONICS 43Recent Developments 43ZORAN MICROELECTRONICS (CAMBRIDGE SILICON RADIO) 44Recent Developments 44
CHAPTER 5 SET-TOP BOX/IPTV CHIPSETS 46
SET TOP BOX: DEVICE OVERVIEW 46SET-TOP BOXES FOR TERRESTRIAL TV (DVB-T) 46SET TOP BOXES FOR SATELLITE (DVB-S) 46SET-TOP BOXES FOR CABLE (DVB-C) 47IPTV 47HYBRID IPTV/STB 48COMMERCIAL STB FEATURES 48Interactive Services 48Upgradeability 48EPG: Electronic Program Guide 48STB/IPTV FEATURES AND CHIPSET REQUIREMENTS 49FIGURE 5 SIGNAL FLOW DIAGRAM AND ASSOCIATED SILICON IN TYPICAL SET-TOP BOXCHIPSET 49Tuner Chipset 50FIGURE 6 A SIMPLIFIED BLOCK DIAGRAM OF THE TUNER SOC 50TABLE 13 DVB TRANSMISSION MODULATION SCHEMES 51STB Decoder Chipset 51FIGURE 7 BLOCK DIAGRAM OF MEDIA PROCESSING SOC 51TABLE 14 POPULAR AUDIO AND VIDEO STANDARDS IN DTV 52Common Interface Module 52FIGURE 8 SET-TOP BOX CONDITIONAL ACCESS MODULE 52Remote Control Interface 53Other Input Output Interfaces 53TABLE 15 OUTPUT INTERFACE STANDARDS 53Hardware and Software Layers in Set-Top Box/IPTV 54FIGURE 9 HARDWARE/SOFTWARE BLOCKS IN A TYPICAL STB/IPTV 54STB/IPTV CHIPSET MARKET OVERVIEW 55TABLE 16 GLOBAL STB/IPTV CHIPSET MARKET BY UNIT SHIPMENTS, THROUGH 2017(MILLIONS) 55TABLE 17 GLOBAL STB/IPTV CHIPSET MARKET, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 55TABLE 18 AVERAGE SELLING PRICES OF STB/IPTV CHIPSETS, 2011-2017 ($) 56TABLE 19 STB/IPTV CHIPSET MARKET BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION, THROUGH 2017 ($MILLIONS) 56STB/IPTV CHIPSET MARKET TRENDS 56SELECTED COMPANY PROFILES 57BROADCOM 57Recent Developments 58CISCO SYSTEMS 58Recent Developments 59ENTROPIC COMMUNICATIONS 60Recent Developments 60FUJITSU 61Recent Developments 61MOTOROLA 62Recent Developments 62MSTAR SEMICONDUCTOR 63Recent Developments 63PACE INC. 64Recent Developments 64RENESAS 65Recent Developments 65ST MICRO 66Recent Developments 66SIGMA DESIGNS INC. 67Recent Developments 67QUALCOMM 68Recent Developments 69VIXS 69Recent Developments 69
CHAPTER 6 DVD AND HOME MEDIA PLAYER CHIPSETS 72
DVD BASICS 72BLU-RAY DVD 733D BLU-RAY DVD PLAYERS 73BASICS OF DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDERS 73HOME MEDIA PLAYERS 75DVD/HMP DEVICE FEATURES AND CHIPSET REQUIREMENTS 75FIGURE 10 BLOCK DIAGRAM OF CHIPSETS USED IN DVD/HMP DEVICES 75MOTOR CONTROL 76AUDIO VIDEO DECODER AND MAIN CPU 76TABLE 20 POPULAR VIDEO STANDARDS IN DVD/HMP 77TABLE 21 POPULAR AUDIO STANDARDS IN DVD/HMP 77HDMI AND AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT 78TABLE 22 POPULAR INPUT-OUTPUT INTERFACE STANDARDS 78WI-FI AND NETWORK 78REMOTE CONTROL INTERFACE 78DVD/HMP CHIPSET MARKET OVERVIEW 78TABLE 23 GLOBAL DVD/HMP CHIPSET MARKET BY UNIT SHIPMENTS, THROUGH 2017 ($MILLIONS) 79TABLE 24 GLOBAL DVD/HMP CHIPSET MARKET, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 79TABLE 25 AVERAGE SELLING PRICES OF DVD/HMP CHIPSETS, 2011-2017 ($) 79TABLE 26 DVD/HMP CHIPSET MARKET BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION, THROUGH 2017 ($MILLIONS) 80DVR/HMP SOC TRENDS 80SELECTED COMPANY PROFILES 81ALI CORPORATION 81Recent Developments 81BROADCOM 82Recent Developments 82HITACHI 83Recent Developments 84JVC USA 84Recent Developments 85LG ELECTRONICS 85Recent Developments 85PANASONIC 86Recent Developments 87PHILIPS 87Recent Developments 88REALTEK 88Recent Developments 89SAMSUNG 89Recent Developments 90SIGMA DESIGNS INC. 91Recent Developments 91
CHAPTER 7 DIGITAL CAMERA AND CAMCORDER CHIPSETS 94
DIGITAL CAMERA BASICS 94IMAGE RESOLUTION 94FEATURES OF A DIGITAL CAMERA 95CAMCORDERS 95CONSUMER MARKET 96OTHER DEVICES WITH VIDEO-CAPTURE CAPABILITY 963D CAMCORDER 97CAMERA SENSORS 97CCD SENSORS 97CMOS SENSORS 97POPULAR IMAGE FORMATS 97TABLE 27 VARIOUS IMAGE FORMATS 98TABLE 28 VARIOUS VIDEO FORMATS USED IN DIGITAL CAMERAS 99DCAM/CAMCORDER CHIP BLOCK DIAGRAM 99FIGURE 11 TYPICAL BLOCK DIAGRAM OF A DCAM/CAMCORDER CHIPSET 99POWER MANAGEMENT IC 100MAIN CPU AND MEMORY 100AUDIO/IMAGE/VIDEO DECODER 100OUTPUT INTERFACE 100REMOTE CONTROL 100DCAM CHIPSET MARKET OVERVIEW 100TABLE 29 GLOBAL DCAM CHIPSET MARKET BY UNIT SHIPMENTS, THROUGH 2017(MILLIONS) 100TABLE 30 GLOBAL DCAM CHIPSET MARKET, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 101TABLE 31 AVERAGE SELLING PRICES OF DCAM CHIPSETS, 2011-2017 ($) 101TABLE 32 DCAM CHIPSET MARKET BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 102SELECTED COMPANY PROFILES 102AMBARELLA 102Recent Developments 102BROADCOM 103Recent Developments 104CAMBRIDGE SILICON RADIO 104Recent Developments 105FUJITSU 105Recent Developments 105MEDIATEK 106Recent Developments 106PIXIM 107Recent Developments 107QUALCOMM 108Recent Developments 108ST MICRO 108Recent Developments 109
CHAPTER 8 DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSORS 111
DSP OVERVIEW 111FIGURE 12 A TYPICAL DSP SYSTEM 111WORLDWIDE DSP MARKET FORECAST 113TABLE 33 GLOBAL DSP CHIPSET MARKET, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 113TABLE 34 GLOBAL DSP CHIPSET MARKET BY UNIT SHIPMENTS, THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS) 114TABLE 35 AVERAGE SELLING PRICES OF DSP CHIPSETS, 2011-2017 ($) 114TABLE 36 DSP MARKET BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 114TRENDS IN THE DSP MARKET 115SELECTED COMPANY PROFILES 115ANALOG DEVICES 115Recent Developments 116CEVA, INC. 117Related Products 117Recent Developments 117DSP GROUP 118Recent Developments 118FREESCALE 119Recent Developments 119TEXAS INSTRUMENT (TI) 120Recent Developments 121DSP MARKET VENDOR SHARES 121TABLE 37 DSP VENDORS MARKET SHARE, 2011 (%) 121
CHAPTER 9 MULTIMEDIA DEVICES: HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE DESIGN ASPECTS 123
FIGURE 13 TYPICAL HARDWARE CONFIGURATION OF A MULTIMEDIA DEVICE 123POPULAR VIDEO DECODERS 124MPEG-2 124H.264/MPEG-4 124POPULAR CONNECTIVITY FORMATS 125HDMI 125COMPOSITE VIDEO 125COMPONENT VIDEO 126S-VIDEO 126DVI 126USB 127WI-FI 127VGA 127SD 128ETHERNET 128DLNA 128BLUETOOTH 129SOFTWARE 130FIGURE 14 DIFFERENT SOFTWARE LAYERS IN A TYPICAL MULTIMEDIA DEVICE 130DEVICE DRIVERS 130OPERATING SYSTEMS 130MIDDLEWARE 131APPLICATIONS 131
CHAPTER 10 PATENT ANALYSIS 134
MULTIMEDIA PATENTS 134TABLE 38 U.S. PATENTS AWARDED FOR MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGY, 1976-2012 (NUMBER) 135TABLE 39 U.S. PATENTS AWARDED FOR MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGY BY SEGMENT,1976-2012 (NUMBER) 135TABLE 40 U.S. PATENTS AWARDED TO SELECTED COMPANIES FOR MULTIMEDIATECHNOLOGY, 2011 AND 2012 (NUMBER) 135TABLE 41 U.S. PATENTS AWARDED TO SELECTED COUNTRIES FOR MULTIMEDIATECHNOLOGY, 1976-2011 (NUMBER) 136
CHAPTER 11 GLOSSARY 138
LIST OF TABLES
THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 6
TABLE 1 COSTS INVOLVED IN DEVICE DEVELOPMENT CYCLE 15
TABLE 2 BILL OF MATERIALS ($) 16
TABLE 3 MULTIMEDIA CHIPSET MARKET BY SEGMENT, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 16
TABLE 4 MULTIMEDIA CHIPSET MARKET BY VOLUME, THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS) 16
TABLE 5 MULTIMEDIA CHIPSET MARKET GROWTH, THROUGH 2017 18
TABLE 6 POPULAR TV TRANSMISSION STANDARDS 24
TABLE 7 POPULAR AUDIO AND VIDEO STANDARDS IN DTV 25
TABLE 8 POPULAR INTERFACE STANDARDS IN DTV 26
TABLE 9 GLOBAL DTV CHIPSET MARKET BY UNIT SHIPMENTS, THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS) 26
TABLE 10 GLOBAL DTV CHIPSET MARKET, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 27
TABLE 11 AVERAGE SELLING PRICES OF DTV CHIPSETS, 2011-2017 ($) 27
TABLE 12 DTV CHIPSET MARKET BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 28
TABLE 13 DVB TRANSMISSION MODULATION SCHEMES 51
TABLE 14 POPULAR AUDIO AND VIDEO STANDARDS IN DTV 52
TABLE 15 OUTPUT INTERFACE STANDARDS 53
TABLE 16 GLOBAL STB/IPTV CHIPSET MARKET BY UNIT SHIPMENTS, THROUGH 2017
TABLE 17 GLOBAL STB/IPTV CHIPSET MARKET, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 55
TABLE 18 AVERAGE SELLING PRICES OF STB/IPTV CHIPSETS, 2011-2017 ($) 56
TABLE 19 STB/IPTV CHIPSET MARKET BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION, THROUGH 2017 ($
TABLE 20 POPULAR VIDEO STANDARDS IN DVD/HMP 77
TABLE 21 POPULAR AUDIO STANDARDS IN DVD/HMP 77
TABLE 22 POPULAR INPUT-OUTPUT INTERFACE STANDARDS 78
TABLE 23 GLOBAL DVD/HMP CHIPSET MARKET BY UNIT SHIPMENTS, THROUGH 2017 ($
TABLE 24 GLOBAL DVD/HMP CHIPSET MARKET, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 79
TABLE 25 AVERAGE SELLING PRICES OF DVD/HMP CHIPSETS, 2011-2017 ($) 79
TABLE 26 DVD/HMP CHIPSET MARKET BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION, THROUGH 2017 ($
TABLE 27 VARIOUS IMAGE FORMATS 98
TABLE 28 VARIOUS VIDEO FORMATS USED IN DIGITAL CAMERAS 99
TABLE 29 GLOBAL DCAM CHIPSET MARKET BY UNIT SHIPMENTS, THROUGH 2017
TABLE 30 GLOBAL DCAM CHIPSET MARKET, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 101
TABLE 31 AVERAGE SELLING PRICES OF DCAM CHIPSETS, 2011-2017 ($) 101
TABLE 32 DCAM CHIPSET MARKET BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 102
TABLE 33 GLOBAL DSP CHIPSET MARKET, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 113
TABLE 34 GLOBAL DSP CHIPSET MARKET BY UNIT SHIPMENTS, THROUGH 2017 (MILLIONS) 114
TABLE 35 AVERAGE SELLING PRICES OF DSP CHIPSETS, 2011-2017 ($) 114
TABLE 36 DSP MARKET BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION, THROUGH 2017 ($ MILLIONS) 114
TABLE 37 DSP VENDORS MARKET SHARE, 2011 (%) 121
TABLE 38 U.S. PATENTS AWARDED FOR MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGY, 1976-2012 (NUMBER) 135
TABLE 39 U.S. PATENTS AWARDED FOR MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGY BY SEGMENT,
1976-2012 (NUMBER) 135
TABLE 40 U.S. PATENTS AWARDED TO SELECTED COMPANIES FOR MULTIMEDIA
TECHNOLOGY, 2011 AND 2012 (NUMBER) 135
TABLE 41 U.S. PATENTS AWARDED TO SELECTED COUNTRIES FOR MULTIMEDIA
TECHNOLOGY, 1976-2011 (NUMBER) 136
LIST OF FIGURES
FIGURE 1 MULTIMEDIA DEVICES: UNDERLYING HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE COMPONENTS 13
FIGURE 2 SIGNAL FLOW DIAGRAM AND ASSOCIATED SILICON IN TYPICAL DTV 22
FIGURE 3 A SIMPLIFIED BLOCK DIAGRAM OF THE TUNER SOC 23
FIGURE 4 BLOCK DIAGRAM OF MEDIA PROCESSING SOC 24
FIGURE 5 SIGNAL FLOW DIAGRAM AND ASSOCIATED SILICON IN TYPICAL SET-TOP BOX
FIGURE 6 A SIMPLIFIED BLOCK DIAGRAM OF THE TUNER SOC 50
FIGURE 7 BLOCK DIAGRAM OF MEDIA PROCESSING SOC 51
FIGURE 8 SET-TOP BOX CONDITIONAL ACCESS MODULE 52
FIGURE 9 HARDWARE/SOFTWARE BLOCKS IN A TYPICAL STB/IPTV 54
FIGURE 10 BLOCK DIAGRAM OF CHIPSETS USED IN DVD/HMP DEVICES 75
FIGURE 11 TYPICAL BLOCK DIAGRAM OF A DCAM/CAMCORDER CHIPSET 99
FIGURE 12 A TYPICAL DSP SYSTEM 111
FIGURE 13 TYPICAL HARDWARE CONFIGURATION OF A MULTIMEDIA DEVICE 123
FIGURE 14 DIFFERENT SOFTWARE LAYERS IN A TYPICAL MULTIMEDIA DEVICE 130
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