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Broadcom gears up for CES

Tue, 01/05/2010 - 7:15am
Mike Robuck

Broadcom kicked off this week’s International Consumer Electronics Show with several releases of new chipsets.

Today, Broadcom announced a new system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution for its MoCA product lineup. The BCM7408 thin-client HDTV set-top box SoC includes software support for the RVU Alliance’s remote user interface technology, integrated Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) technology support, as well as integrated MoCA 1.1.

"By designing a high-performance, MoCA-integrated family of solutions, we meet both consumer and service provider demands for integrated, in-home multimedia distribution services such as multi-room HD DVR,” said Dan Marotta, senior vice president and general manager of Broadcom's Broadband Communications Group. “With our new BCM7408 thin-client SoC, working in conjunction with our BCM7420 media server solution, Broadcom reduces the cost, complexity and power requirements for service providers to deploy a whole-home connected entertainment environment and offer subscribers advanced applications."

Broadcom also has a new-generation SoC on the IPTV side of its product lineup, with the additions of its BCM7208 (for high-definition applications) and the Broadcom BCM7468 (for standard-definition applications).

Lastly, Broadcom today announced support for the RVU Alliance's remote user interface (RUI) technology on its latest set-top box and digital TV (DTV) system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions. 

Through its support of the RVU technology, Broadcom said it enables multichannel television service providers to deliver their high-quality content with a consistent user interface to RVU thin-client devices throughout the connected home. Broadcom will demonstrate RUI technology support on its BCM7420 STB SoC solution and BCM3549 DTV SoC solution at CES.

More Broadband Direct 1/05/10:
•  At CES, everybody's betting on 3-D
•  Comcast wraps up DOCSIS 3.0 deployment in Mass.
•  MoCA, HomePlug agree to collaborate
•  DECE announces 21 new members
•  LG, Panasonic build Skype into TVs
•  Broadcom gears up for CES
•  Obama, NTIA: Spectrum key to broadband competition
•  Report: Apple tablet device coming in January
•  Broadband Briefs for 01/05/10

 

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