Broadcom Announces DOCSIS® VoIP over Cable Portfolio to Support Network Convergence in China

Monday, March 22nd, 2010
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Broadcom’s Industry-Leading VoIP Solutions Enable Voice over Cable Services in China

BEIJING — CCBN 2010 — Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today introduced a customized DOCSIS® VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) product portfolio to support China’s network convergence. According to Premier Wen Jiabao, as reported by the official Xinhua News Agency, China is ready for the convergence of telecom, broadcasting and Internet networks given its existing technology, network infrastructure and market potential.

With field proven and high performance cable modem and set-top box (STB) technologies, Broadcom is playing a lead role in enabling the convergence of voice, video and data services in China and will be demonstrating industry-leading VoIP over cable solutions at this week’s China Content Broadcasting Network (CCBN) Conference in booth #3501.

Highlights/Key Facts:

  • With the recent changes in China’s legislation, Chinese cable operators can now upgrade their cable plants to handle two-way communications for high-speed Internet and VoIP communications. Network convergence will enable Chinese consumers to only have to subscribe to one service provider for a wide variety of services including making phone calls, watching television and accessing the Internet.
    • Broadcom’s field proven DOCSIS VoIP technology will enable cable operators in China to quickly deploy voice over cable services.
  • Broadcom’s STB and cable modem solutions for China support DOCSIS 2.0/3.0 embedded multimedia terminal adapters (eMTAs), Wi-Fi® gateways, and cable STB platforms as follows:
    • Set-Top Box Solutions: These cable STB system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions, which include the Broadcom® BCM7019 and Broadcom BCM7025, offer high levels of integration and performance enabling Chinese service providers to offer VoIP and advanced high definition (HD) STB applications to their subscribers while significantly reducing power requirements, complexity and overall bill-of-materials (BoM) cost. Both the BCM7019 and BCM7025:
      • Are designed in a deep sub-micron CMOS process to offer high levels of integration and performance. The main difference is that the BCM7025 includes an integrated MoCA® 1.1 modem that enables whole-home digital media distribution services over existing coax cable.
      • Include industry-leading host and DOCSIS CPU performance, 3D graphics, dual integrated 866MHz DVB-C cable tuners, QAM demodulators, and integrated Euro/DOCSIS 2.0 VoIP compatible modems with 3.0 channel bonding over 4 downstream channels.
      • Include software support for new compelling subscriber applications that use Adobe® Flash® Platform for the Digital Home, a Webkit HTMLv5 Browser, Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA®) drivers, DTCP-IP LAN security, and PacketCable™ VoIP software modules. This unique and flexible software platform enables appealing interactive digital television, networked digital video recorder (DVR) functionality and IP video over DOCSIS applications.
    • Cable Modem Solutions: These cable modem voice SoC solutions are available for both DOCSIS 2.0 and DOCSIS 3.0 specifications, and PacketCable 1.x and 2.0, including both NCS and SIP protocols.
      • For DOCSIS 2.0, the single chip Broadcom BCM3378 supports basic eMTAs and integrates a tuner, QAM demodulator, DOCSIS 2.0 media access controller (MAC), a 300 MHz CPU with digital signal processing (DSP) commands and an analog voice interface. The Broadcom BCM3379 offers the same capabilities as the BCM3378 with the addition of a PCI Express® interface for connection to a wireless networking solution.
      • For DOCSIS 3.0, the single chip Broadcom BCM3382E supports basic eMTAs and integrates a wide-band tuner, 8 downstream QAM demodulators, 4 upstream modulators with power amplifiers, a DOCSIS 2.0/3.0 MAC, a 300 MHz CPU with DSP commands and analog voice interface. The Broadcom BCM3380Z offers the same capabilities as the BCM3382 with the addition of a PCI Express interface for connection to a wireless networking solution.