Bangalore, July 31, 2014: Global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications — Broadcom Corporation is seeing its broadband and video system-on- a chip solutions power the Ultra HD set top boxes of leading Indian satellite based direct-to-home television service providers and fibre based data services:
- Tata Sky, which will harness Broadcom's's BCM7252 high efficiency video codec (HEVC) H.265 for its 4K/ UHD set top box;
- Videocon d2h, which has selected Broadcom’s highly integrated satellite set-top box (STB) system-on-a-chip (SoC) device to power their latest high definition (HD) universal serial bus (USB) digital video recorder (DVR). Broadcom’s BCM7358 HD satellite STB SoC enables Videocon d2h to accelerate deployment of HD satellite STBs to subscribers
- Hathway Cable and Telecom who will use Broadcom's DOCSIS 3.0-based chipset for powering new high-speed broadband networks
Says Rajiv Kapur, Managing Director, Broadcom, India: “The Indian television market is undergoing a major transition, and operators such as Videocon d2h are leading the charge in dramatically improving the quality and variety of content delivery. As an established leader in STB silicon innovation around the world, Broadcom is delivering the technology required for a growing number of consumers to enjoy more sophisticated features such as HD-quality content, digital video recording and on-demand services.”
At a Technology Showcase in Bangalore recently, Broadcom showcased the key technologies that it brings to the table for India's next generation HD and UHD television providers. These include
- Broadcom BCM7252 Ultra HD SoC for 60 frames-per-second resolution (4Kp60) Ultra HD TV which provides 2x the speeds of current displays;
- Broadcom’s highly integrated multi tuner HD Hybrid PVR for India Cable markets built around SoC (BCM7584).
Dr Sherman Chen, Vice President ( Technology), for Broadcom's Broadband and Connectivity group explained that Broadcom solutions while delivering 4K resolution at a frame rate of 60 frames-per-second, significantly reduce the bandwidth required for video transmission.