Broadcom's satellite system-on-a-chip provides the highest level of system integration for low cost, high-definition satellite set-tops

December 5, 2007

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IRVINE, Calif. -- Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced a new single-channel, multi-format high definition (HD) satellite receiver chip that enables manufacturers to develop low cost satellite set-top boxes (STBs). The new satellite system-on-a-chip (SoC) is manufactured in 65 nanometer (nm) process technology and includes the highest level of functionality, fully integrating a single tuner/demodulator, as well as the latest AVC (advanced video coding) decoder that supports multiple video formats. By reducing the number of components required to develop satellite set-top box products, Broadcom has reduced power consumption by more than 50% over competing solutions, lowering system bill of materials (BOM) cost while reducing the complexity and size of designing next generation satellite STBs.

The new single-chip Broadcom(R) BCM7325 satellite receiver enables unmatched functionality for direct broadcast satellite (DBS) set-top boxes and supports multiple formats including the DVB-S, DVB-S2 and 8PSK standards. With capabilities that go beyond current DVB-S2 silicon implementations for both integration and performance, the BCM7325 offers STB manufacturers a significantly lower cost solution for the development of DVB-S2 capableset-top boxes. Built around previous generations of Broadcom digital cable and satellite STB chips and technology, service providers that deploy set-top boxes designed around the BCM7325 can cost effectively provide their subscribers with advanced HD television viewing features and improved picture quality.

"Broadcom continues to fuel the satellite industry and is leading the technology evolution with highly integrated single-chip solutions that reduce power, PCB size and complexity along with overall system cost," said Nicholas Dunn, Director of Marketing for Broadcom's Satellite Set-Top Box line of business. "The BCM7325 offers the highest level of functionality in a single chip and enables service providers to make the most advanced features available to their subscribers, providing an enhanced viewing experience."

Broadcom Corp. (Nasdaq: BRCM)

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