Broadcom announced a new Outdoor Unit (ODU) satellite chipset that integrates support for regions and countries across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The design allows operators to provide fast channel change by allocating more channels to a single set-top box. It support supports up to 24 resident set-top boxes within a multiple dwelling unit.
Some key features:
- Second generation with reduced power and better integration in 28 nm process
- 8 RF inputs and 1RF output covering the 250 to 2350 MHz frequency range
- 24 user-band output channels
- 24 output channels selectable from any LNB input
- Frequency shift keying (FSK) and digital satellite equipment control (DiSEqC)
- Sampling underway.
- Broadcom's BCM4551 is currently sampling.
"With the launch of today's new low-power ODU chipset, Broadcom is helping to expand the availability of satellite services in single homes and multiple dwelling units across the globe," said Nicholas Dunn, Broadcom Vice President of Marketing, Broadband Communications Group. "By streamlining the cabling required to support a single home or multiple residential units, we've also reduced hardware and installation costs for satellite operators and simplified satellite distribution to consumers."