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Date: 12-01-12

Broadcom's STB chips supports Comcast's reference design kit

Broadcom Corporation has announced that that its connected home STB platforms support the Comcast Device Software Reference Design Kit (RDK)and tru2way on-screen guides. The Comcast RDK is a pre-integrated software bundle that powers tru2way, IP or Hybrid Set-Top Boxes. The RDK includes the CableLabs OCAP Reference Implementation software along with other leading open source components.

Broadcom says by using its BCM7425 Dual HD Transcoding MoCA 2.0 Gateway platform, developers using Comcast's RDK can create rich, multi-screen TV home entertainment experiences.

Key Features of Broadcom's STB chips:
Broadcom's BCM7425, BCM7428, BCM7420 and BCM7125 connected home STB platforms feature support for Comcast's RDK and tru2way guides for existing and next generation set-top boxes.
Broadcom's solutions also feature integrated DLNA and MoCA home networking technologies.
The BCM7425 Dual HD Transcoding Gateway platform features dual HD decoding and dual transcoding support. For more details visit www.broadcom.com.

Other interesting developments in set-top-box and home gateway from other semiconductor chip vendors include:
ViXS Systems is collaborating with Qualcomm Atheros to deliver an n-Screen Home Multimedia Gateway platform that can distribute multiple HD quality streams seamlessly across mobile and fixed screen devices on any of the widely used home networks: Wi-Fi, Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA), HomePlug Powerline and Ethernet.
To know more visit http://www.vixs.com/pressreleasedetail.php?a=368
ViXS also announced DLNA Commercial Video Profile (CVP) and Remote User Interface (RUI) Software for its XCode Network Media Processing Solutions

Another semiconductor vendor Sigma Designs is also offering cable set top box solutions supporting MoCA and DLNA. Learn more at,


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