Broadcom to Launch 11 Connected Home SetTop Box Solutions at CES 2011

  • Posted on: 4 January 2011
  • By: chw staff

Broadcom has announced that they will launch eleven new set-top box system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions at this year’s CE Show in Las Vegas. According to the company these set-top box chipsets are designed specifically for the connected home and features integrated NDS VideoGuard Security Kernel that provide secure digital content delivery for next generation connected home devices. The NDS VideoGuard allows service providers to protect digital content as it is streamed around the home between devices and also allow for parental control of entertainment content.

“The integration of our Security Kernel with Broadcom chipsets enables us to provide a more advanced and hardened level of protection for operators who select Broadcom technology.  Broadcom's wide range of set-top box technology provides great performance, integration and energy-efficiency, and we significantly value our continued partnership with them," Martin Kaufmann, VP Consumer Device Platforms, NDS

Key Features:

  • The NDS VideoGuard Security Kernel is the latest in hardware security technology from NDS.  Integrated into STB and DVR silicon, this security kernel incorporates advanced conditional access (CA) features such as Control Word Protection and ICAM (integrated conditional access module), and enables direct rights management (DRM) technologies for content sharing in home networks.
  • Broadcom's eleven new 40nm high performance and energy-efficient STB SoC solutions, with NDS NSK 2.0 support, also feature advanced whole-home connectivity that includes DLNA, MoCA and Ethernet, coupled with full high definition (HD) 3DTV capabilities, and an OpenGL® ES 2.0 graphics processing unit (GPU) for an advanced 3D user interface.
  • Broadcom's next generation 40nm connected home STB platforms include the BCM7344, BCM7346, BCM7354, BCM7356, BCM7230, BCM7231, BCM7418, BCM7421, BCM7422, BCM7424, BCM7425, all of which enable an enhanced and secure infotainment experience in the home.