HiSilicon Hi3796M V200 UHD DVB + H.265 STB SoC Showcased at Broadcast Asia 2017

Broadcast Asia international digital multimedia & entertaiment technology exhibition & conference is taking place in Singapore on May 23 – 25, and I’ve been informed that Hisilicon showcased their latest Hi3796M V200 Set-top box SoC with support for 4K DVB, H.265, and high dynamic range technology such as HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision.

Hiliscon Hi3796M V200 Board and DVB Tuner – Click to Enlarge

Key features and specifications of Hi3796M V200 processor:

  • CPU – Quad core ARM Cortex A53
  • GPU – ARM Mali-450MP
  • Memory – DDR3, DDR3L, DDR4
  • Video Output – 1x HDMI 2.0a Tx with HDCP 2.2
  • Video format – HEVC, H.264, MPEG2, MPEG4, VC1, VP9, AVS 2.0
  • HDR – HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision, HDR and SDR conversion
  • HiVXE 2.0 VPU – Decoder – 4K60 10-bit; Encoder – HEVC/H.264 1080p30 or 2x 720p30
  • Ethernet – 1x Gigabit Ethernet, 1x Fast Ethernet
  • USB 2.0 – 2x USB 2.0 ports
  • SATA & PCIe & USB 3.0 – USB 3.0, SATA 3.0, PCIe 2.0 host interface (optional); cnxsoft’s note: all ports are likely multiplexed, so only one is usable.
  • Transport Stream I/F – 2x TS In + 2x TS In or Out + 1x Cable IF in
  • SDIO – 2x SDIO 3.0
  • Security – Advanced DRM, and CAS (NOCS3.X), and hardware video watermark. TrustZone

The company can provide Android 7.0 and Linux SDKs with middleware and RDK for the processor and development board. HiVXE 2.0 is also said to support PiP and video transcoding. Hardware video watermark ability allows the processor to meet MovieLabs UHD premium service delivery requirements.

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It appears the company will also offer a user-friendly way to watch VR videos / 360° videos on the TV by using a mobile app or remote control to navigate in all directions while the video is playing.

I could not find any information at all on the web about Hi3796M V200 processor, so thanks to Ovi for sending pictures directly from the Broadcast Asia exhibition, and allowing us to discover this new multimedia processor.

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6 Replies to “HiSilicon Hi3796M V200 UHD DVB + H.265 STB SoC Showcased at Broadcast Asia 2017”

  1. Jean Luc I thought for a moment you didn’t received my info’s :)) but seems yes … I will keep you informed regarding news at SET Brasil and IBC Amsterdam.
    I was at NabShow in Las Vegas too but sadly nothing new there.

    Best regards
    Business Development Manager
    Shenzhen TBS Technology’s International LTD

  2. @Ron
    Yes. It’s also found in many other devices like the Himedia Q5 Pro and Q10 boxes.
    I wrote about the processor nearly two years ago @ http://www.cnx-software.com/2015/09/15/hisilicon-hi3798c-v200-64-bit-arm-processor-supports-hdmi-2-0-10-bit-hevc-usb-3-0-sata-and-more/
    and even tested on engineering sample last year:

    I did not do a full review because the company made a change for the retail device, and the firmware was not compatible with the ES.

    Hisilicon processors all have very similar names, so it may confused people.
    Hi3798M V200 is also coming in devices like HiMedia Q30
    Just a few tweaks (cost down) compared to Hi3798C V200.

  3. yes, indeed their names are confusing.

    I have seen the Q10 and Q5 boxes before, but I didn’t recall seeing the A10 and A5 before (until yesterday, only by coincidence – the same day you posted about the new SoC) – so maybe this is why I got lost…

  4. The VR part seems very capable, played a little bit but still is far from nvidia vr or amd Radeon VR.
    Anyway vr on a stb seems to be the future gimmick of Chinese soc manufacturers…. there were some rumors at Broadcast Asia about an amlogic similar chip based on A72 cores with be capabilities… but just rumors

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