The cable set-top box feature an integrated DVB-C cable tuner developed in 65nm technology
Broadcom, a provider of semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, has introduced two new cable set-top box system-on-a-chip system for digital cable services in China.
According to the company, these cable set-top box (STB) system feature an integrated high performance DVB-C cable tuner developed in 65nm technology, and with integrated advanced security and sophisticated power management, enable manufacturers to develop next-generation and power efficient STBs
The BCM7003, includes a 10/100 Fast Ethernet media access controller that enables two-way interactive services such as video-on-demand, digital video recorder functionality and internet browsing.
The company also announced the Broadcom BCM7003 interactive two-way standard definition cable system and the Broadcom BCM7004 SD basic cable system. Both single-chip systems are targeted for the digital cable TV market in China, as well as supporting worldwide cable standards for the world’s set-top box markets including India, Europe, Latin America, South America and Asia.
The company said that both the BCM7003 and BCM7004 include advanced security capabilities and feature a toolkit of security components to meet a wide range of smart card-based and card-less conditional access system requirements. The chip systems are permanently factory-programmed with a unique identification and security configuration, where they can be managed and utilized as part of advanced security policies.
John Gleiter, senior director of product marketing for Broadcom’s STB line of business, said: Featuring Ethernet, USB 2.0 connectivity and an industry first integrated DVB-C tuner, our BCM7003 enables STB manufacturers and operators to realize the financial and user benefits of two-way network upgrades in China through the deployment of interactive services over cable.