Broadcom D3 Chip Paves Path to Cable IPTV

BCM3383 Docsis/EuroDocsis 3.0 cable gateway SoC combines full-band capture technology and dual-band concurrent Wi-Fi

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 its third generation DOCSIS 3.0 system-on-a-chip (SoC) to accelerate the broadband gateway market, the fastest growing market segment in all cable CPE (customer premises equipment).

Responding to the industry’s pursuit for advanced IP-based home networking, Broadcom’s BCM3383 DOCSIS®/Euro-DOCSIS™ 3.0 cable gateway SoC combines Broadcom’s Full-Band Capture (FBC) technology, dual-band concurrent Wi-Fi and a custom applications processor, driving the proliferation of applications and advanced services throughout the home.

Key Technology Advantages:

  • FBC digital tuning technology: integrated on-chip technology directly samples and digitizes the entire 1GHz downstream spectrum of a cable plant, providing access to any channel anywhere.

  • Dual-band concurrent Wi-Fi: extends the wireless network to enable a more reliable network for video distribution throughout the home. With simultaneous 2.4 and 5.0 GHz IEEE 802.11 band streams, gateways can segregate data and video distribution (video having its own band), reducing interference and enabling a high-quality user experience.

  • Applications processor: expands the capability of the modem and supports advanced applications without impacting the voice and gateway performance.

  • Faster speed: with a multi-threaded 500MHz processor, Broadcom’s new cable gateway SoC features a 50 percent increase in CPU speed.

  • Broadcom’s BCM3383 is now sampling to early access customers.

Broadcom Corp. (Nasdaq: BRCM)

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