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Broadcom launches hybrid satellite and terrestrial system-on-a-chip device for STBs

MUMBAI: Broadcom Corporation, a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, has launched a hybrid satellite and terrestrial system-on-a-chip (SoC) broadcast device for set-top boxes (STBs).

The new series brings Broadcom’s high efficiency video compression (HEVC) technology to terrestrial markets, enabling broadcasters to utilise spectrum more efficiently than with the current MPEG-4 video compression standards. As a result, broadcasters gain options to deliver more competitive channel line-ups and improved content quality through the same or lower spectrum footprint.

Broadcom’s new family of devices also combines HEVC with the advanced modulation efficiencies of DVB-S2, DVB-T2, ISDB-T and ATSC, and high-performance IP connectivity with MoCA 2.0. This unprecedented level of integration provides set-top manufacturers with a compelling value proposition for broadcasters as they continue service upgrades.

“The combination of satellite and terrestrial front-ends that this family offers now provides significant benefits to viewers who want the best channel and content selection available,” said Broadcom Senior Vice President of Marketing, Broadband & Connectivity Group Rich Nelson.

“We believe HEVC will continue to be a key driver for the delivery of high-quality content. Today’s announcement demonstrates our commitment to our customers to proliferate HEVC broadly across our set-top box product family.”