Broadcom DOCSIS 3.x silicon to support RDK for broadband devices

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 
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Broadcom Accelerates Cable Gateway Development with New RDK Software Support for DOCSIS 3.0 and DOCSIS 3.1 Portfolio; Enables Cable MSOs to Provide Faster Customized Data Services

  • Simplifies next-generation broadband gateway development and deployment
  • Speeds introduction of new data services to a broad subscriber base
  • Enables operators to provide customized user experiences

LAS VEGAS — CES International 2015 — Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced that its industry-leading portfolio of DOCSIS 3.0 and DOCSIS 3.1 silicon supports a new open source software stack developed in collaboration with Comcast. The software under development will serve as the foundation for a new version of the Reference Design Kit (RDK) for broadband devices. The combined technology will enable cable multi-system operators (MSOs) to accelerate services for subscriber’s home gateways, including customized parental controls and firewall protection.

Support for the new broadband software stack is engineered for compatibility while retaining the advanced features in Broadcom’s cable gateway silicon, such as downstream Full-band Capture, upstream diagnostic analysis and extensive hardware acceleration for superior Wi-Fi and tunnel throughput.

“Leveraging our successful integration of RDK into field-deployed cable video products, Broadcom is now expanding its support of our cable gateway silicon for the next generation of cable gateway products,” said Jay Kirchoff, Broadcom Vice President of Cable Modem Marketing. “By combining our proven DOCSIS 3.0 and DOCSIS 3.1 silicon with new RDK software for broadband devices, Broadcom is helping to create even more flexible broadband equipment that allows operators to introduce new data services faster.”

“As we look to expand our Reference Design Kit from set-top boxes to gateways, we are delighted to be working on integration with top technology providers such as Broadcom,” said Sree Kotay, Comcast Cable Chief Software Architect. “With Broadcom’s support, we can deliver expanded data services to our residential customers more quickly.”