Broadcom Powers LG's Latest Connected TV and Blu-ray Disc Players

  • Posted on: 6 January 2011
  • By: chw staff

Broadcom’s connected digital TV system-on-a-chip (SoC) platform (BCM35230) and other single chip solutions (BCM7633 and BCM43236) have been selected by LG Electronics for its line wireless connected digital TVs and Blu-ray Disc players. The latest chipsets developed with integrated support web media movie services and communications like YouTube, VUDU, Skype, Netflix, Yahoo Widgets and other services. Visitors to this year’s CE show will get the opportunity to learn more about the technology or see it in action.

The Broadcom BCM35230 connected digital TV chipset is being used in LG’s SMART TV, a new line of televisions designed to allow users to access the latest online multimedia content through the TV from the web or from a local home media server.

The LG’s Blu-ray players will host Broadcom BCM7633 single-chip Blu-ray platform and combines proven optical front-end and back-end video decoding and display technology while adding support for 3D and feature-rich Internet-based streaming applications.

The LG Smart HDTVs and Blu-ray Disc Players will feature an integrated wireless LAN powered by the Broadcom BCM43236 chip, the world's first complete dual-band single-chip 802.11n solution for universal serial bus (USB) applications. The BCM43236 chip is part of Broadcom's Intensi-fi WLAN portfolio, which enables high performance, small form-factor and cost effective solutions for CE devices, including wireless video streaming.