Intel has licensed the Reference Design Kit (RDK) from Comcast, which will allow it to work with Comcast and other cable operators to develop and deploy new set-top box solutions for consumers around the globe. The first deployed RDK silicon solution in the industry is featured in the XG1 multi-tuner gateway Comcast is using with its X1 service, and is based on the Intel Puma and the Intel Atom CE4200 Media Processor. The Intel Puma family features specialized network processing capabilities including industry-leading DOCSIS (Data on Cable System Interface Specification) for broadband cable connectivity.
The RDK is a pre-integrated software bundle that creates a common framework for powering tru2way, IP or hybrid set-top boxes and video gateway devices. It accelerates the development and deployment of next-generation video services such as cloud-based functionality and improved guide experiences. Comcast licenses the RDK to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), semiconductor manufacturers, software vendors, software integrators and multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) to create a community of innovators focused on bringing rich, multi-screen TV home entertainment experiences to consumers faster.