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.

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.

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.

Philips Home Control Used Broadcom Bluetooth for Gestural Remote Control

  • Posted on: 12 September 2010
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

Philips RemoteBroadcom and Philips Home Control have combined their technologies to create a new class of remote control for the emerging connected home appliances. The remote was developed using Broadcom Bluetooth technology and Philips expertise in advance wireless input and control solutions, and features Gestural Control for game consoles and other wirelessly connected devices.

EchoStar Used Broadcom BCM7400 Chip for SlingLoaded 922 HD DVR

  • Posted on: 2 September 2010
  • By: chw staff

sling mediaEchoStar Technologies, a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation has selected Broadcom BCM7400 satellite set-top box system-on-a-chip solution for its SlingLoaded 922 high definition digital video recorder. The Slingloaded 922 is the world’s first HD DVR to incorporate place shifing technology, the ability to watch home television on other devices such as laptop and Smartphones.

TiVo Slide QWERTY Remote To Use Broadcom Bluetooth

  • Posted on: 25 August 2010
  • By: chw staff

Broadcom has announced that TiVo, the advance television service provider has selected Broadcom’s Bluetooth technology for a new remote.  The new QWERTY keyboard remote control will help TiVo customers to take full advantage of the application services available through its TiVo Premiere, TiVo HD and TiVo Services boxes. The new TiVo Slide QWERTY keyboard remote control is the first TiVo remote to feature Bluetooth, enabling comfortable text entry for search and discovery of content.

Broadcom Accelerate TV Channel Change With FastRTV

  • Posted on: 23 August 2010
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

Broadcom FastRTVThe transition from analogue to digital television brought many benefits except it is slow when browsing between channels.  Though the slow channel change isn’t enough to make us want to go back it can be frustrating at times.  Broadcom is promising to change this with its recently released FastRTV SoC solution, a channel change acceleration technology for suppliers of STB (set-top box).  Broadcom said FastRTV is will also allow you to change your channels up to 5 times faster.

Sky Deutschland HD Set-Top Box and Sky+ DVR To Use Broadcom’s SoC Solution

  • Posted on: 17 August 2010
  • By: chw staff

sky deutschlandLeading pay TV provider Sky Deutschland has selected Broadcom SoC solution (BCM7325 and BCM7335) for its next generation HD Set-top Box and DVR (Digital Video Recorder) services.  Sky Deutschland provides satellite, cable and internet services to approximately 95 percent of Germany and 85 percent of Austria. The new energy-efficient single chip solution will help Sky to provide multi-channel high definition viewing and digital video recording functionality for subscribers.

Mitsubishi 3D DLP Home Cinema and Unisen LED TV to have Bluetooth

  • Posted on: 2 July 2010
  • By: chw staff

bluetoothMitsubishi as selected Broadcom’s BCM2046 single-chip Bluetooth System-on-Chip (SoC)solution for a new range of HDTVs coming this summer. The new models of Mitsubishi Unisen Immersive Sound LED TVs will be built with Broadcom’s Bluetooth solution.  With the popularity of smartphones and wireless technology, Mitsubishi is hoping to take advantage of the available technology to offer the public more options to enjoy their media content.