NEW YORK -- STMicroelectronics is rolling out technology based on 64-bit ARM cores for future SoCs in the digital home space. The company, which makes high-definition and ultra-high-definition set-top-box ICs, has introduced its STi8K architecture, building on the deployment of ARM-based solutions including its Cannes, Monaco, and Alicante product lines.
STI8k is based on ARM’s v8-A cores and is intended for these three product families as well as a transition from 32-bit to 64-bit computing. The STi8K architecture is optimized for ST's 28nm silicon-on-insulator and smaller geometry manufacturing process. It makes use of the ARM Cortex A33 and Cortex A57 64-bit processor’s increased data throughput, extended memory addressing, and reduced power consumption.