Dune HD selects Broadcom HD SoC for satellite set-top boxes

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 
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Multi-format HD Chip Enables Seamless Content Delivery Throughout the Home — Improves Channel Change Speed up to 500 Percent

MOSCOW — CSTB 2014 — Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced that Dune HD, a global leader in high-performance digital media players, has selected Broadcom’s BCM7356 satellite system-on-a-chip (SoC) for its next generation set-top box (STB) deployments. With integrated Ethernet connectivity and interface options to connect with Broadcom’s Wi-Fi and powerline solutions, the single chip solution allows Dune HD to deliver seamless multi-room DVR viewing while reducing cost and power requirements.

Broadcom’s BCM7356 high definition (HD) satellite SoC allows multiple users to store, time shift or access content from multiple devices throughout the home, driving the transition to a more connected and interactive home network environment. Unique HD FastRTV™ channel change acceleration technology improves channel change speeds by up to 500 percent.

“As home subscribers around the world continue to consume more HD content simultaneously via multiple devices, demand for high performance single chip solutions is on the rise,” said Nicholas Dunn, Broadcom Vice President of Marketing, Broadband, Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS). “Our HD satellite SoC with support for multiple formats enables Dune HD to deliver superior quality HD video throughout the home.”

“Our company is renowned for delivering the very best in networked digital media devices,” said Konstantin Dyshlevoy, Dune HD President and CEO. “Broadcom’s highly integrated single chip design provided the innovation we required to meet growing demand for simultaneous, multi-room viewing while reducing power, complexity and overall cost.”

Dune HD offers an array of high-quality digital media players for both consumer and commercial markets. The product line ranges from low-cost, compact STB designs to professional-grade universal media players with internal hard drive bays, optical drives and full internet and content connectivity. Dune HD is headquartered in Taiwan, with engineering teams in Moscow, Russia, and Kiev, Ukraine. The company also has offices in the United States, and a distribution network that covers more 60 countries.

Availability

Broadcom’s BCM7356 SoC is now sampling. Dune HD expects to release STB designs based on Broadcom’s BCM7356 on March 1, 2014.