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STMicro adds Adobe AIR for TV to SoC

Chipset giant STMicroelectronics has ported Adobe AIR 2.5 for TV to its third-generation system-on-a-chip for HD set-tops.

The Adobe AIR software is a component of the Adobe Flash platform and will allow manufacturers and application developers to build applications and deploy games and HD video for embedded devices and systems including set-tops and TVs.

ST’s latest STi7108-based STB reference design has been verified by Adobe. In addition to Adobe AIR , ST has also ported Adobe Flash technology for the digital home to its STi7105 decoder based platform for entry-level and mid-range HDTV set-top boxes.

The new platform will enable customers to use Adobe software tools to develop ActionScript 3-based applications for TVs, including advanced user interfaces, gaming and high-definition audio/video streaming applications, according to ST.

“The support for Adobe’s Flash and AIR for TV software technologies for ST’s hardware-accelerated and highly robust platforms for next-generation internet-connected set-top-boxes and integrated TVs propels ST to the vanguard of the ongoing home-entertainment revolution,” said Laurent Remont, general manager, connected home division, home entertainment and displays group, STMicroelectronics.