Suttle Selects Sigma Designs' Next Generation Chipset

MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Jan 06, 2015 -- CES LAS VEGAS - Sigma Designs® (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for Smart TV, Internet of Things for Smart home, media connectivity and set-top-boxes (STBs), today announced advanced networking supplier Suttle has selected Sigma Designs' new CG5200 family of chipsets for their FutureLink™ Gigabit Ethernet system. The CG5200 enables a complete self-install home entertainment network for distribution of Multimedia and IPTV over all existing powerline, coax and phone line wires at gigabit speeds. offers a single wired international standard for connecting devices. With Sigma's CG5200, every power outlet, coaxial outlet and phone jack in the home becomes a network connectivity point on the same mesh network, providing consumers with convenience and flexibility. This enables seamless delivery of traffic from one medium to another. With its MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) capability, the CG5200 improves coverage and throughput even through surge protected power strips and multiple phases.

Suttle's FutureLink™ Gigabit Ethernet system is the perfect solution for low-cost-of-ownership brownfield or greenfield home connectivity deployments. The Suttle platform offers a plug-and-play solution that allows easy end-user installation, and extends network coverage throughout the home and provides higher bandwidth than currently deployed home networking technologies. This networking system utilizes existing infrastructure, maximizes coverage, and allows complete device mobility delivering a consistent signal even to those hard-to-reach rooms.

George Wakileh, Suttle Global Vice President of Technology and Business Development, remarked that, "Sigma was chosen as Suttle's strategic partner because of their key leadership in technology development and product maturity. Sigma has been very supportive in technology and application, and the Sigma team brings a broad understanding of market requirements."

The CG5200 chipset family includes:

  • Whole home coverage utilizing all existing wires, including those through thick walls and multiple floors
  • Optimization for IPTV and Multicast systems for video and audio traffic
  • Support for TR069 remote management and monitoring
  • Guaranteed reliable performance and user experience
  • PHY rate up to 1 Gbps per medium (coax, phone, power)
  • MIMO (or SISO) over power line -- extending coverage, improving user's rates
  • Compliant with ITU-T standards (G.9960/1/2/3/4)
  • Supports HomePNA™ 3.1(ITU-T G.9954 standard)
  • Smooth and seamless migration from Home PNA to over coax
  • Customer self-install

"CG5200 was built with considerations around service providers and consumers challenges in mind," said Nadav Katsir, Sigma Designs' vice president connectivity business unit. "The CG5200 family chipset addresses all previous issues. It offers complete self-install home networking for multiple streaming with no new wires needed to be installed. It's a winning solution for service providers and customers alike."

Sigma's CG5200 family of chipset supports TR069 remote management and monitoring. With easy customer installation and remote management capabilities, the SoC offers service providers convenient access to monitor, diagnose, troubleshoot and upgrade resulting in an overall reduction of service calls, returns and maintenance costs.

Sigma Designs will showcase CG5200 in FutureLink™ Gigabit Ethernet system at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, January 6-9, in Suite 2990 at the Westgate. Sigma Designs' CG5200 will also be showcased in the HomeGrid Forum's Booth No 21624 (South Hall 1, Ground Level).

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About Sigma Designs
Sigma Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGM) is a world leader in enabling smart home convergence. The company designs and builds the essential semiconductor technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's leading IPTV set-top boxes, Smart TV, connected media players, Internet of Things (IoT) for smart home devices and residential gateways and whole home media connectivity . For more information about Sigma Designs, please visit

Sigma Designs, Secure Media Processor, and the Sigma Designs logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Sigma Designs, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are believed to be trademarks of their respective owners.

About Suttle
Suttle specializes in the strategic innovation of connectivity solutions for communications service providers' networks. Suttle's solutions for triple play services meet network needs from the central office all the way into the premise. Product customization fulfills specific customer needs, by incorporating the best available technology, leveraging existing infrastructure, and laying a foundation for future growth. The company's quality management systems are ISO 9001 and TL9000 certified. Founded in 1910, Suttle is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc.

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Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements about the anticipated features and benefits of Sigma's products and solutions. Actual results may vary materially due to a number of factors including, but not limited to, general economic conditions, including the rate of adoption for set top boxes in general and Sigma's CG5200 media processors, Sigma's ability to deploy and achieve market acceptance for Sigma's products in its target markets, the ability of its SoCs to compete with other technologies or products in these markets as well as other risks that are detailed from time to time in Sigma's SEC reports, including its quarterly report on Form 10-Q as filed June 7, 2012. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Sigma undertakes no obligation to publicly release or otherwise disclose the result of any revision to these forward-looking statements that may be made as a result of events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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