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.