Broadcom bows HD/DVR chip
Signaling its entrance into the consumer TV market, Broadcom Corp. introduced a chipset with integrated high-definition television and digital video recording capabilities.
The chipset, the BCM7038, can also be used for cable set-tops, satellite receivers and stand-alone HD-DVD players, the company said.
The new silicon also supports the delivery of HD broadcasting to multiple televisions, separate HD programs with picture-in-picture and HD watch-and-record DVR capabilities, Broadcom added. The BCM7038 also handles traditional DVR functions such as live pause, fast-forward and reverse, and incorporates DVR software drivers for platforms from Tivo Inc. and NDS Group.
Broadcom said the chip is available today, and sells for $60 per unit in volumes of 10,000.