Welcome to the RDK Hardware Development Platform (HDP) program. The RDK Hardware Development Platform (or HDP) is the approved development environment for RDK licensees. The HDP consists of three parts:
It is a simple, low-cost design which eliminates the need to provision the box and eliminates the need for a headend. With the HDP, developers can create new software and test applications without the need for extensive hardware. This solution was created to help speed the development and testing process, but is also a great way to show new solutions to customers in remote locations or at trade shows.
The HDP Developer (XG1) Box is a Hybrid-QAM/IP development platform, and is now available with a Broadcom chip. The HDP Media Client (Xi3) is an IP video client box. Both are available to MSOs, App developers, and system integrators. They consist of the set top box and special software to facilitate demos, and can be connected to other equipment to allow video streaming (purchase of these boxes may not be available to SoCs and OEMs.)
The HDP XG1 Box is priced at $2000 USD and the HDP Media Client is priced at $1000 USD. Pricing includes 4 hours of support, but does not include shipping or applicable taxes. Streaming hardware/ QAM cards not included.
Steps for ordering an HDP box:
CHILA license What, Why and How
CableCARD Host Interface Licensing Agreement or CHILA is a license agreement required by CableLabs to have access to the patented DFAST algorithm and secret know-how used in the CableCARD interface. The license is free, but required prior to executing the HDP agreement.
The PACE HDP test reference device includes software and security for a CableCARD interface. Use of this decryption technology is available royalty-free, subject to a one-time administrative fee of $5,000. If you have previously licensed DFAST under any DFAST agreement with CableLabs, no additional fee is required.
Click on the document for a copy of the CHILA License agreement. Submit the completed agreement to firstname.lastname@example.org
Users who have ordered a HDP Box will be granted access to the HDP Wiki. The HDP Wiki contains the Release Notes, User Guide, Build Scripts, Build Instructions & much more.
NOTE: If you or your company have ordered a HDP Box and do not have access to the HDP Wiki, please request access through RDK Support email@example.com