Broadcom Announces High-Definition Cable Digital-Transport Adapter SoC

    Broadcom Announces High-Definition Cable Digital-Transport Adapter SoC

Industry's First Integrated Full-Band Capture E-DTA Device Provides Cable
Operators with Faster Channel Change and IP Video Streaming

PR Newswire

ORLANDO, Fla., March 11, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla., March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CableLabs Winter Conference

News Highlights

  oFull-Band Capture technology tunes entire cable band for near-instant
    channel changes
  oIntegrated IP Mini Server converts basic cable services for DLNA video
    streaming to consumer devices on a home network
  oEnhanced application and 3D graphics processors for 2x performance and
    advanced Web-HTML user interfaces

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in
semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced
an industry breakthrough with a high definition (HD) cable digital-transport
adapter (DTA) system-on-a-chip (SoC) including integrated Full-Band Capture
technology. This expansion to Broadcom's DTA product line offers North
American cable operators a competitive advantage when deploying HD-DTA
advanced digital cable services and meets the evolving requirements of the
FCC. Visit www.broadcom.com to learn more. 

Broadcom's BCM7576, the company's fifth-generation DTA SoC, enables North
American cable operators to provide enhanced basic digital HD services, reduce
operational support costs and deliver enhanced user features to compete with
IP and over-the-top (OTT) video service providers. It also enables enhanced
experiences for consumers with fast channel change, advanced user interfaces
and IP video streaming.

"Broadcom's breakthrough E-DTA offering is designed to provide cable operators
with a competitive advantage, offering enhanced basic digital cable services
to consumers with streaming to a range of in-home IP video consumer
electronics devices," said Dan Marotta, Broadcom's Executive Vice President
and General Manager, Broadband Communications Group. "With the expansion of
our product line, North American operators have a compelling new option to
reduce costs by digitizing valuable spectrum and providing exciting new
services for consumers."

As more programming is delivered in high definition and approximately 20
million television sets in North America are still connected to only analog
cable service, cable operators need to convert these customers to basic
digital HD basic services and offer innovative services to compete with the
evolving IP and OTT service providers.^1 Broadcom's BCM7576 devices with
integrated Full-Band Capture digital tuner technology deliver up to four
simultaneous programs by directly digitizing the entire 1GHz cable spectrum,
replacing multiple tuners with a single Full-Band Capture digital tuner. An
integrated IP Mini Server converts linear content to IP and streams it with
DLNA over a home network while also providing HD video to a connected TV.

Key Features

  oHigh-performance CPU doubles the application performance of previous
    product generations
  oOpenGLES2.0 3D GPU support for immersive graphics rich user interfaces
  oIP Mini Server streams multiple programs using DLNA with DTCP-IP to
    consumer electronic devices
  oFour QAM demodulators supporting advanced multi-tuner experiences
  oIntegrated power management hardware to support deep sleep and exceed next
    generation EnergyStar requirements^2
  oEnhanced Security Architecture with Universal HD (uDTA) Security,  CRI-DPA
    and DTCP-IP support for switchable cardless security for both Cisco and
    Motorola head-end networks, required by North American cable operators
  oMeets FCC requirements for operators to encrypt basic HD services and
    meets Energy Star requirements for low power operation
  oAdvanced diagnostics with RF spectrum analyzer facilitates reduced
    operator support costs

Availability

Broadcom's BCM7576 HD Cable DTA SoCs are currently sampling.  Broadcom will be
demonstrating its HD Cable DTA SoCs at the CableLabs Winter Conference. Visit
Broadcom.com to learn more.

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About Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a FORTUNE 500® company, is a global
leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless
communications. Broadcom® products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and
multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. With the
industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and
embedded software solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by Connecting
everything®. For more information, go to www.broadcom.com.

Resources

1 At the end of 2012, 9.6 million households in North America still receive
only analog cable service, representing approximately 20 million televisions.
ABI Research, 2013.

2 Integrated power management controller lowers system stand-by power to less
than 100 milliwatts (mW) and enables DTA systems to reduce average power
consumption by up to 65 percent (in a 24 hour period).

Broadcom®, the pulse logo, Connecting everything®, the Connecting everything
logo are among the trademarks of Broadcom Corporation and/or its affiliates in
the United States, certain other countries and/or the EU. Any other
trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective
owners.

Contacts

Trade Press              Investor Relations

Isa Loundon              Chris Zegarelli

Public Relations Manager Senior Director, Investor Relations

917-603-7495             949-926-7567

isa@broadcom.com         czegarel@broadcom.com

SOURCE Broadcom Corporation; BRCM Broadband

Website: http://www.broadcom.com
 
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