Broadcom Boots Up 1GHz 'Full-Band' Tuner

SoC for hybrid cable boxes and Docsis 3.0 gateways will help MSOs make the leap to IP video

June 13, 2011

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CHICAGO -- Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced the industry’s first 1GHz Full-Band Capture digital tuning technology integrated in three new 40nm hybrid IP cable set-top box (STB) and DOCSIS 3.0 gateway SoC solutions that deliver the cable tuner density and performance that operators need to convert current cable systems to IP-based video platforms.

Accelerating the deployment of DOCSIS 3.0 cable gateways and hybrid IP cable STBs, Broadcom’s FBC provides scalable bandwidth while reducing power, cost and simplifying cable tuner design. Hybrid IP cable STBs will more efficiently bring additional video streams and IP services to connected devices in the home ecosystem and are expected to grow at 40 percent through 2014.

Key Technology Advantages:

  • Broadcom’s FBC technology directly digitizes the entire 1GHz downstream spectrum, replacing the need for a large number of tuners with only one FBC digital tuner. Full-Band Capture technology advantages include:

  • Broadcom’s 40nm 8-QAM BCM3128 and 4-QAM BCM3124 cable multi-receiver SoCs and the 400 Mbps BCM3383 Euro/DOCSIS 3.0 cable gateway SoC are the industry’s first fully integrated solutions to support FBC technology and are now shipping to customers.

Broadcom Corp. (Nasdaq: BRCM)

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