Monday, October 26, 2009

Broadcom Announces HD Cable STB Chips with Dual 1GHz Tuners, MoCA 1.1

Broadcom announced new set-top box (STB) system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions supporting interactive HDTV programming, connectivity, whole-home media distribution and advanced 3D user interfaces to the North American market. The new Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA)-integrated BCM7125 and BCM7119 single-chip, multi-format HD DOCSIS 2.0 compatible solutions enable advanced functionality and services such as multi-room HD DVR capabilities and advanced 3D graphics user interfaces.

Key features include MoCA 1.1 support, Tru2Way Cablecard support, dual integrated 1GHz cable tuners and DOCSIS 2.0 compatible modems. The chipsets also include flexible software support for new compelling subscriber applications that use Native UI, OpenCable Application Platform (OCAP), Adobe Flash Platform for the Digital Home, Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), and DTCP-IP security. Sampling is underway.