According the Strategy Analytics, the connected home market will see a turnover of more than $1 billion this year. The report titled, “Internet Radio and Connected Home Audio Devices (CHAD): Connecting Homes with Music,” found that a total of 3.3 million connected in-home audio devices were sold last year an increase of 57 per cent on previous year. The report also found that the user demographics of current CHAD owners are skewed toward young and male user groups.
With the release of its Persona platform Broadcom is promising to boost user’s multimedia experience, because hosted inside the Persona are two of Broadcom's latest in multimedia and communication chip technology. These are the BCM11211, a communication processor and the BCM1181, a multimedia processor which enables full featured multimedia application and advance capabilities such as 3D graphics and high quality audio experience. The Persona is