Broadcom Launches Industry's First Single Chip DVB-T2 Receiver SoC for Digital TV Transitions

Broadcom Launches Industry's First Single Chip DVB-T2 Receiver SoC for Digital
                                TV Transitions

Extends Broadcom's Pin Compatible Cable, Satellite, IP and Terrestrial TV
Chipset Product Portfolio

PR Newswire

MOSCOW, Jan. 28, 2013

MOSCOW, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --CSTB Exhibition and Forum –

News Highlights

  oBroadcom's BCM7563 is the industry's first single-chip DVB-T2 receiver
  oIntegrates HD video decoder, CPU, graphics and audio engines with tuner
    and demodulator 
  oCommon architecture and pin compatibility with Broadcom's family of cable,
    satellite, IP and terrestrial receiver chips
  oSmall footprint and high integration reduces component count and lowers
    cost for DVB-T2 receivers

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in
semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced
the industry's first fully integrated, single chip, DVB-T2 receiver
system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution. The Broadcom BCM7563 includes a DVB-T2 tuner,
demodulator, CPU, high-definition audio, video and graphics back-end to
address growing digital terrestrial TV (DTT) adoption. Broadcom's new
technology will be demonstrated at the CSTB trade show in Moscow this week or
learn more at

While today's DVB-T2 solutions primarily consist of three-chip solutions, the
BCM7563 is expanding the market by providing equipment manufacturers with an
easier to build and lower complexity solution. It also allows operators to
upgrade services easily from one-way broadcast, to Digital Video Recording
(DVR) and future two-way interactive IP services such as HbbTV, Video on
Demand (VoD) and online shopping.

"The BCM7563 demonstrates Broadcom's commitment to transition the digital
terrestrial market from SD to HD," said Dan Marotta, Broadcom Executive Vice
President and General Manager, Broadband Communications Group. "By offering
this highest level of system integration, we are providing significantly
reduced build cost and complexity to drive DVB-T2 to mass market adoption."

"DVB-T2 multiplexes are aggressively being rolled out in Russia.The first
DVB-T2 multiplex, replacing some older DVB-T broadcasts, covered over 70
percent of the households in Russia at the end of 2012, with 98 percent
coverage on three multiplexes planned for 2015," said Sam Rosen, Practice
Director at ABI Research. "Russia currently has a large installed base of TVs
that could receive DVB-T2, creating a significant market for set-top boxes."

Key Features

  oDVB-T, T2 and T2 Lite standards support
  oHigh performance H.264, 1080p60 hardware video decoder with Multi-View
    Codec (MVC) support
  oFlexible multimedia decode engine supporting a wide range of audio and
    internet video formats
  oAdditional tuners, USB and SDIO ports for DVR and time-shift buffering
  oComplete IP stream processing with integrated Ethernet PHY for hybrid
    applications including HbbTV
  oHigh performance applications processor plus a dedicated DVB-T2
    acquisition processor
  oHigh definition Graphics Engine with HD and SD video scalers
  oHigh speed DDR3 memory interface
  oBroadcom's Artemis software stack enables both linear and advanced hybrid
    TV content and services
  oIndustry leading conditional access systems and advanced digital rights
    management support

The BCM7563 is currently sampling and will be demonstrated at Broadcom's Booth
at CSTB 2013. The BCM7563 is available in small footprint 15x15mm2 and
19x19mm2 packages.

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