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Encoder/Transcoder Permits Sharing Of Non-compatible Audio, Video

Designed in a 65-nm CMOS process, the BCM7043 real-time, high-definition encoder/transcoder allows a wide range of consumer devices with varying video and audio formats to share a wide range of content while maintaining high digital rights management and security. The single-chip solution solves the problem of sharing non-compatible content by transcoding (or matching) it to the proper format being used by a particular playback device. It provides the most up-to-date foundational technology for encoding and transcoding content in cable, satellite, IPTV, and terrestrial set-top boxes, portable media players, cell phones, home media centers, personal video recorders, digital video recorders, HD DVD, Blu-ray Disc, universal DVD players/recorders, and personal computers. The BCM7043 also provides the encoding and transcoding foundation for future devices that support H.264/AVC, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4SP video compression. In addition to performing real-time, high definition H.264/AVC, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4SP encoding and transcoding, the BCM7043 performs real-time, simultaneous quad-channel standard definition (SD) encoding and transcoding. Alternatively, the device can transcode SD content to lower resolutions at up to six times faster than real-time. The BCM7043 is sampling now to early access customers. BROADCOM CORP., Irvine, CA. (949) 926-5000.


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