Thursday, March 21, 2013

Broadcom Adds Internet Streaming to Cable Set-top Boxes

Broadcom introduced two low cost, high definition (HD) digital cable set-top box SoCs with integrated Full-Band Capture and IP video server technology.

The new devices, which are aimed at entry-level HD and HD-DVR platforms for cable MSOs, support Internet video streaming capabilities to multiple video devices simultaneously.  The SoCs integrate a high-performance CPU, 3D graphics and Full-Band Capture technologies.  In addition, the new STB SoCs also provide state-of-the-art Conditional Access (CA) and Digital Rights Management (DRM) security, enabling the conversion of content from CA to an IP-DRM streaming content.