Broadcom announced a new single-chip, multi-format high definition (HD) satellite set-top box solution that enables manufacturers to develop low cost satellite set-top boxes (STBs) with personal video recorder (PVR) functionality.
The new single-chip BCM7335 satellite SoC set-top box solution is manufactured in the 65nm process technology and it integrates a dual tuner/demodulator from the BCM4506 front-end device and the latest generation of advanced video coding (AVC) decoders that supports multiple video formats.
It supports worldwide standards for direct broadcast satellite (DBS) set-top boxes based on DVB-S2, DVB-S and 8PSK, and is backward compatible with the DVB-S standards. Built around previous generations of Broadcom digital cable and satellite STB chips and technology, service providers that deploy set-top boxes designed around the BCM7335 can cost effectively provide their subscribers with advanced HD television viewing features, improved picture quality and PVR functionality.
It operates on a dual-threaded MIPS CPU core running at 450 MHz. The BCM7335 is designed to support UMA and non-UMA memory architectures, utilizing a 400-MHz clock, 32 + 16-bit wide double date rate (DDR2) memory interface for enhanced performance and allows cost effective memory implementations.
The BCM7335 supports several interfaces for TV output on-chip that is integrated on-chip including the HDMI, baseband composite, component or S-Video, and incorporates Broadcom’s advanced 2D graphics engine that enables true studio-quality text and graphics, efficiently using its memory and bandwidth.
The BCM7335 high definition PVR satellite SoC is sampling to early access customers. Pricing is available upon request for manufacturers of satellite TV set-top boxes.