With a growing offering of broadcast and on-demand entertainment services, consumers are adopting key platforms such as IPTV Set Top Box (STB) and Over The Top (OTT) media player to enjoy these services. Both these platforms require a network connection
for accessing and delivering entertainment services. An OTT player is a compact platform and accesses Internet content using its network connection enabled by an Ethernet PHY device. An IPTV STB provides enhanced functionality and uses an Ethernet
switch device to support multiple network connections for delivery of interactive and broadcast services. In both platforms, an Ethernet network connection is essential for delivery of high-quality and high-definition media content.
Microchip offers a broad, industry leading portfolio of 10/100 Mbps and 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet PHY and switch solutions that are high-performance, application feature optimized, have small footprints, and utilize the innovative EtherGREEN™ platform, providing flexible options to minimize power consumption for emerging STB and OTT Player applications.