Broadcom Announces NDS Certification on 15 Connected Home Platforms

Monday, March 19th, 2012
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Latest NDS Architecture Delivers Secure Premium Content and Services to Multiple Screens in the Home

  • Supports the very latest security and content protection from NDS Group
  • Fuels the multi-screen connected home experience for users to enjoy premium broadcast, Internet and personal content on any screen they choose
  • Supports 3D graphical user interfaces and 3D content for rich, interactive TV

LONDON — IPTV World Forum — Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced that it has received NDS certification on 15 of its leading set-top box (STB) system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions. Broadcom’s platforms are now certified with NDS VideoGuard Security Kernel and DVB-CSA3 descrambler system that provide secure digital content delivery for next generation connected home devices.

  • Broadcom’s 40nm high performance and energy-efficient STB SoC solutions, now certified with NDS VideoGuard support, also feature advanced whole-home connectivity that includes DLNA®, MoCA® and Ethernet, coupled with full high definition (HD) 3DTV capabilities, and an OpenGL® ES 2.0 graphics processing unit (GPU) for an advanced 3D user interface.
    • Certification has been achieved on the following Broadcom STB platforms:­ BCM7229, BCM7230, BCM7231, BCM7301, BCM3325, BCM7344, BCM7346, BCM7354, BCM7356, BCM7358, BCM7418, BCM7421, BCM7422, BCM7424 and BCM7425.
  • The NDS Security Kernel is the latest generation of embedded security solutions from NDS designed to protect media content and operator services with future-proof technology to address changing market needs.
    • The security kernel, an element of the NDS VideoGuard content protection solution, features the increased levels of security required to enable new digital media marketplaces with solutions such as Control Word Protection and the ability to enable Digital Rights Management (DRM) technologies.