These new products offer a streamlined feature set targeting single, multi-format HD decode
Broadcom, a provider of semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, has expanded its internet protocol set-top box family with a range of highly integrated, system-on-a-chip systems.
The company said that these new offerings will enable manufacturers to design and deploy next-generation performance- and feature-optimized hybrid cable, terrestrial and digital subscriber line internet protocol set-top box products for the connected digital home. These new products, which offer a streamlined feature set targeting single, multi-format high definition (HD) decode, including support for China’s audio/video standard (AVS).
Broadcom’s this expanded SoC family builds upon the BCM7405 premium IPTV chip. These new devices deliver complementary, streamlined feature sets for mid-range and thin client applications, supporting single or multi-room TV delivery and distribution. With both media server and thin client devices using this chip family, STB manufacturers can leverage a common hardware and software architecture, accelerating time-to-market for multi-room services, said that company.
Dan Marotta, senior vice president and general manager Broadband communications group at Broadcom, said: Leveraging our proven track record and market leadership in set-top box technologies, this expanded product family enables telecommunications providers to tailor a wide range of services with Broadcom-enabled IPTV platforms.