Broadcom Announces First SoC 40nm HD 3DTV, Set-top Box Video Gateway Solution

  • Posted on: 16 December 2010
  • By: chw staff

Broadcom is offering OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and reference design developers of connected home devices a new System-on-Chip (SoC) solution that offers superior speed and better integration. The new chip is called the BCM7422, and is the industry’s first SoC to combine a 1.3GHz multi-threaded MIPS with the latest MPEG industry standard scalable video coding (SVC) that allows STBs (set-top box) to offer 1080p high definition 3DTV.

Complementing this new level of application software and visual performance is a 1G pixel per second OpenGL ES 2.0 3D GPU for advanced 3D graphics acceleration, as well as integrated whole-home connectivity functionality including MoCA, DLNA and Broadcom’s HD FastRTV channel change acceleration technology that improves channel change speeds by up to 500 percent.

The BCM7422 was developed on the 40nm CMOS silicon technology to offer higher performance, while using low power, in support of a greener environment by reducing power requirements. It supports web-based connected home STB software applications including Adobe Flash Platform for TV, Qt, DLNA 1.5, Webkit HMTL 5.0, Java and DirectFB application libraries.

The BCM7422 has a separate and high performance (400 DMIPS) integrated MoCA home networking processor sub-system and available DLNA server/player software stack, service providers can easily support multi-room DVR services for five or more MoCA-based IP STB client devices enabling a simpler and cost effective home architecture that dramatically lowers capital costs.

It also supports the latest, advanced security and conditional access technologies such as Microsoft Playready®, CableCard, Irdeto, Latens, Conax, DTCP-IP, Nagra, NDS, Intertrust, and Verimatrix.