Date:19th Apr 2012
Cable set-top box SoC from Broadcom for
Broadcom Corporation has announced an integrated single
chip standard definition MPEG2 cable set-top box (STB) system-on-a-chip
(SoC) solution "BCM7014". This platform is designed
to digitize the cable TV by providing a system capable of
rapid, wide-scale deployment.
Broadcom's technology can transit analog cable TV households
to new digital services. With the upcoming Indian government
mandate for staged analog shut-off deadlines, cable TV market
in India is poised for a broad network upgrade to provide
compelling and low cost digital services.
Integrated DVB-C tuner, demodulator, MPEG2 A/V decoder,
regulators controller, A/V outputs and RF modulator replaces
many discrete components with a single integrated chip.
FastRTV - fast channel change technology is incorporated.
Adaptive volume levelling support automatically maintains
constant volume across commercial, program and channel changes.
Integrated 3rd generation silicon tuner
Integrated power management controller reduces average power
consumption up to 65 percent in a typical day and fast resume
technology enable quick booting to video.
A 2-layer reference design achieves a size of 4 x 2.5 inches.
Broadcom's reference software stack and application available
in a small memory footprint.
The Broadcom BCM7014 is now shipping in volumes across the
globe. Set-top box designs are now ready for immediate deployment