Broadcom Whole-Home Connected Cable Platforms Address European Requirements

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010
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Highly Integrated Cable Platforms Combine Software, Connectivity, Energy Efficiency and Security Support to Enhance the Home Entertainment Experience

COLOGNE, Germany — ANGA Cable 2010 — Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced highly integrated whole-home connected cable platforms that address European requirements for web-based software applications, connectivity, energy efficiency and security support.

The cable platforms will be showcased at this week’s ANGA Cable 2010 show in Broadcom’s connected home pavilion and include the Broadcom® BCM7420-based MoCA® 1.1 video media server (VMS) gateway system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution, the Broadcom BCM7408-based MoCA 1.1 IP client set-top box (STB) SoC solution and the Broadcom BCM3380-based 16-channel DOCSIS®/EuroDOCSIS™ 3.0 cable modem/eMTA (embedded multimedia terminal adapter) SoC solution. These cable platforms enable the deployment of a whole-home connected, energy efficient and secure entertainment experience.

Highlights/Key Facts:

  • As a leader in field proven, high performance cable modem and STB technologies, Broadcom demonstrates industry-leading functionality in its connected home pavilion during this week’s ANGA Cable 2010 show featuring the following solutions:
    • The BCM7420 VMS gateway and the BCM7408 client SoC solutions feature DLNA®-supported MoCA networking and enable manufacturers to leverage Broadcom’s extensive connected home software suite and low cost design, while providing leading whole-home connected entertainment services, such as multi-room HD digital video recording.
    • The BCM3380 DOCSIS/EuroDOCSIS 3.0 cable modem SoC solution features support for 16 downstream channels to address the need for increased bandwidth and speed. It also integrates a wideband tuner, a DOCSIS 2.0/3.0 media access controller (MAC) and a 300 MHz CPU with digital signal processing commands and analog voice interface.
  • Broadcom’s whole-home connected STB and cable modem solutions support DOCSIS/EuroDOCSIS 2.0/3.0 eMTAs, Wi-Fi® gateways, and cable STB platforms with the following key functionality:
    • Whole-home connectivity:
      • Integrates MoCA 1.1 to enable the distribution of high quality digital multimedia content throughout the home over existing coaxial cable and allows subscribers to securely access, store and share a wide array of digital media content including HD programs, video-on-demand, HD digital video recordings, Internet content, video, music, photos and voice over IP.
      • Includes MoCA MidRF support, from 500 to 1500 MHz, to enable operation on lower frequency plants and more networks in multiple dwelling units (MDUs).
      • Features comprehensive software support for compelling subscriber applications from NDS, TiVo®, QT Framework, Microsoft Silverlight, RVU Alliance’s remote user interface (RUI) technology, CEA-2014 RUI client, Webkit based HMTLv5, Adobe® Flash® Platform for the Digital Home and PacketCable™ VoIP software modules. This unique, modular and flexible software platform enables appealing interactive digital television, networked DVR functionality and IP video applications.
      • Integrates Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) technology support that enables consumers to locate and enjoy digital content anywhere on their home network and effortlessly move or stream this content between DLNA-connected devices.
      • Integrates Broadcom’s Accelerange™ 802.11n robust wireless video distribution technology, Bluetooth® wireless 2-way remote and audio streaming technologies.
    • Energy efficiency:
      • Integrates dynamic and very efficient power management controllers capable of managing and shutting down unused SoC functions in real-time.
    • Security support:
      • Integrates advanced security STB SoCs qualified for the latest versions of NDS VideoGuard, Nagra, Conax, Microsoft, and Irdeto.
      • Integrates DTCP-IP LAN security to protect content distribution within the home and a very high performance secure transport processor that supports real-time conditional access termination and DTCP-IP re-encryption.