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Broadcom chips in on 'entry-level' DBS boxes

Sun, 11/21/2004 - 7:00pm
Jeff Baumgartner

Broadcom Corp. has launched the BCM7312, a low-cost chipset for entry-level DBS set-tops.

The chipset sports an MPEG-2 audio/video decoder, 266 MHz CPU core, and an integrated front-end RF tuner. It also incorporates a dual USB 2.0 host controller and support for DBS conditional access systems.

Broadcom has priced the chipset at $11.99 per unit in quantities of 100,000.

DirecTV is the first to announce support for the BCM7312.

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