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Cable technology for India TV digitization introduced

23 Apr 2012

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Broadcom Corp. has announced the BCM7014, an integrated single chip standard definition MPEG2 cable set-top box (STB) system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution. The company's new platform is designed to accelerate India's cable TV digitization initiative by providing a cost-efficient system capable of rapid, wide-scale deployment.

Key features of the BCM7014:
?Ultra low cost: Integrated DVB-C tuner, demodulator, MPEG2 A/V decoder, regulators controller, A/V outputs and RF modulator replaces discrete components with a single integrated SoC

?Faster channel surfing: FastRTV fast channel change technology accelerates channel switches at speeds of up to five times faster than other deployed solutions

?Consistent volume: Adaptive

Volume Leveling support automatically maintains constant volume across commercial, program and channel changes

?Integrated third-generation silicon tuner: Meets Indian operator requirements and integration capabilities at lower overall costs

?Fast boot-up and ultralow power: Integrated power management controller reduces average power consumption up to 65 percent and fast resume technology enable quick booting to video

?Small design: 2-layer reference design achieves a size of only 4x2.5in with minimal external components

?Software: Reference software stack and application available in an ultrasmall memory footprint accelerates design, qualifications and deployment

This new technology aims to quickly transition India's 94 million analog cable TV households to new digital services. With the upcoming government mandate for staged analog shut-off deadlines, India's cable TV market is poised for a broad network upgrade to provide compelling and low cost digital services.




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