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Broadcom extends HD digital cable STB sol'ns

Posted: 26 Mar 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:cable STB? MSO? internet video?

Broadcom Corp. has unveiled what it flaunts as the industry's first low cost, HD digital cable STB SoCs with integrated Full-Band Capture and IP video server technology. The BCM7583 and BCM7584 devices deliver entry-level HD and HD-DVR platforms for cable MSOs that ease internet video streaming to multiple video devices simultaneously, noted the company.

By integrating a complete single chip solution with a high-performance CPU, 3D graphics and Full-Band Capture technologies, the BCM7583 and BCM7584 enable operators throughout the world to provide cost effective and advanced video experiences to subscribers, boasted Broadcom. The STB SoCs also claim to provide modern conditional access (CA) and digital rights management (DRM) security, enabling the conversion of content from CA to an IP-DRM streaming content to protect the rights of content providers.

The STB SoCs integrate advanced 3D graphics GPU for rich HTML5 applications and over the top (OTT) services, and four QAM demodulators (BCM7584) or three QAM demodulators (BCM7583) supporting advanced multi-tuner experiences. They also feature 802.11AC WiFi interface supporting industry leading WiFi video and high-speed data services, stated the company. Additionally, the devices tout integrated advanced remote diagnostics that reduce operator support costs, and modular DOCSIS 2.0 and C-DOCSIS support for cost-effective, modular two-way system compatibility. Also, the STB SoCs meet China SARFT DCAS network content protection requirements, said Broadcom.

The Broadcom BCM7583 and BCM7584 cable STB SoCs are available on multiple reference designs.

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