Sigma Designs, a provider of digital media processing for consumer appliances, announced that the Sony Corporation will launch its new network media receiver, the VGP-MR100, based on Sigma's EM8620L media processor. The Sony VGP-MR100 enables consumers to send files from a Sony VAIO to the TV or stereo, via home network.
The EM8620L media processor from Sigma Designs provides a single-chip solution for next generation IP video and connected media players, featuring high definition Windows Media Video 9 support. The EM8620L offers media processing functions for video decoding, audio decoding, and graphics processing based on REALmagic HD technology. For single-chip systems, it features an on-chip RISC processor, PCI-bus, IDE controller, and additional peripheral ports for supporting other subsystems.