Monday, January 5, 2009

Broadcom Supports Adobe Flash in DTV and STB Designs

Broadcom has added support for Adobe Flash into its latest digital television (DTV) and set-top box (STB) system-on-a-chip (SoC) platforms. The collaboration paves the way for rich Flash based entertainment experiences on televisions that offer viewers new options for accessing web content on their TVs.

Specifically, Adobe Flash Lite 3 software is now supported in the Broadcom BCM3549, BCM3556, BCM7400 and BCM7405 SoC solutions. Broadcom DTV and STB platforms with integrated Adobe Flash support are expected to be available to manufacturers in the first half of 2009.

The companies said their collaboration further accelerates the transition to high definition (HD) web-based video on televisions.