Broadcom solutions fuel Indian UHD TV set top boxes

30th July 2014
Broadcom  solutions fuel Indian  UHD TV  set top boxes
Broadcom's Sherman Chen and Rajiv Kapoor in Bangalore last week ( India Tech Online photo)

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:

They include:
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.