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Broadcom Delivers Next-Gen 65-nm SoC For Set-Top Boxes

Forecasting feature-rich set-top boxes with high levels of performance and security, the BCM7405 digital set-top box on a chip employs 65-nm process technology to reduce the bill of materials and enable higher levels of integration and system performance. Reportedly, equipment manufacturers can build next generation HD digital broadcast and IP set-top boxes supporting the latest interactive features, a wide range of video compression standards, and networked PVR functionality. The device supports VC-1, WMV9, H.263-H.264, MPEG-4, and DIVX plus digital rights management including Microsoft DRM10, Secure Video Processor technology, and Marlin JDA. It integrates a 1,000 DMIPS dual-core MIPS processor, multi-stream HD networking capabilities, and dual SATA-II interfaces. The BCM7405 is sampling now with pricing available upon request. BROADCOM CORP., Irvine, CA. (949) 926-5000.


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