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Broadcom Debuts First Digital Cable STB SoC

Claiming position as the industry's first advanced digital cable set-top box (STB) system on chip that includes support for DOCSIS(R)/EuroDOCSIS 2.0 cable modem specifications, the BCM7118 also supports downstream channel bonding compatible with the upcoming DOCSIS 3.0 specification. The device accommodates current video compression technologies including advanced video coding, MPEG-4, and VC-1. In addition, it integrates the company's secure processor (BSP), which provides sophisticated security features to protect content and to prevent STB tampering. Other features include decoding formats for both high- and standard-definition television programming, software supporting the OpenCable application platform and popular middleware, a 2D graphics engine that provides up to 32-bit color, and over 1,000 DMIPS of processing power. The BCM7118 is sampling now in an 841 PBGA. BROADCOM CORP., Irvine, CA. (949) 450-8700.


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