The fabless semiconductor company GreenPeak Technologies, has unveiled its new GP570 chip that will allow the development of low cost motion-enabled remote controls.
GreenPeak said the launch of the GP570 chip is expected to address the growing demand for smarter and intuitive navigation of interactive entertainment services offered by operators.
Adopting motion sensing for their remote controls could help operators and consumer electronics manufacturers enhance the consumer's user experience with intuitive browsing and navigation extending into new interactive entertainment services.
The GP570, a highly integrated single SoC solution, makes it possible to build cost-effective motion-enabled remote controls. It will allow mass market adoption of the new generation remote controls to become a reality. The GP570 is part of the proven GreenPeak remote control RF4CE product line.
Motion-enabled remote controls fit perfectly with the next generation television content and services.: said Cees Links, founder and CEO of GreenPeak. Our silicon is the most robust and cost effective choice for operators that offer the next generation TV and Set-top Box services that drive competitive advantage and subscriber retention. Motion control will transform zapping into a fun, smooth and intuitive pointing experience.
Next generation remote controls will help MSO's and cable providers excite existing subscribers and attract new ones, said Rob Enderle, Principle Analyst with Enderle Group. Adding motion sensing to RF4CE remote control features like interactivity, whole house coverage, and outstanding battery life, will help bring the cable industry into the age defined by products like the Xbox Kinect and Wii.
Greenpeak is a leader in highly integrated IEEE 802.15.4/RF4CE silicon solutions for consumer electronics.