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Date: 12-06-13

SoC for headless gateway for simultaneous HD video and data over cable

Broadcom's new SoC is launched for cable headless gateways that delivers fast at DOCSIS data rates allowing operators to provide all-IP video delivery in the home without head-end upgrades.

"Operators are deploying residential headless gateways to optimize capital expenditures and maximize bandwidth throughout the home," said Dan Marotta, Broadcom's Executive Vice President and General Manager, Broadband Communications Group. "Broadcom's BCM3385 makes headless gateways an even more compelling option by lowering the cost of deployment to better serve customers while delivering the most complete set of routing and video features available in the marketplace."

Broadcom's dual processor core powered BCM3385 offers saves functions equivalent up to five separate ICs. The BCM3385 SoC also integrates a quad transcoder to enable consumers to stream data services and IP video to a range of devices. By also integrating H.265/HEVC video decoder technology, Broadcom's BCM3385 also transmits high quality video at one-fourth the bandwidth required by MPEG-2 HD, enabling the delivery of UltraHD content using similar bandwidth as today's MPEG-2 1080p HD.

This SoC also integrates Broadcom's Full Band Capture tuner and spectrum analyzer technology, which enables remote cable system troubleshooting. The Full Band Capture technology integrated in the BCM3385 SoC includes 32 demodulators which can be used for DVB-C/QAM or DOCSIS channels and complete channel tuning flexibility up to 1GHz.

The BCM3385 device is provided with Broadcom's Euro/DOCSIS 3.0 modem stack, 5G 802.11ac wireless router, packet cable VoIP stack, and Nexus-Trellis set-top box software supporting Open Source-based Reference Development Kit (RDK) and other such middlewares.

Availability:Now in samples

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