Broadcom Powers New Comcast X1 Cloud-based TV Experience
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
2013 CES International - Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced that Comcast has chosen its connected home set-top box (STB) technology for use in the RNG150N interactive STB now shipping to subscribers. Based on the Broadcom BCM7125 system-on-a-chip (SoC) and running Comcast Reference Design Kit (RDK) version 1.1, the Comcast RNG150N STB powers the latest in interactive HDTV programming, connectivity, whole-home media distribution and advanced 3D user interfaces. Learn how Broadcom® innovation is enabling the Connected Life at home, at work, and on-the-go at Broadcom@CES.
"Broadcom's integration capability accelerates the design and deployment of powerful new connected home devices, maximizing the potential of our RDK," said Steve Reynolds, Senior Vice President of Premises Technology for Comcast. "We are committed to delivering rich, interactive and whole-home connected TV experiences and the RNG150N gives our subscribers a powerful new way to enjoy TV."
Key Features of Broadcom's BCM7125 STB SoC:
-- Integrates five different major STB functions into one device while achieving power savings and reduced footprint and including a full DOCSIS cable modem, MPEG 4 HD decoder, MoCA® 1.1 modem, 1GHz tuners and 3D graphics.
-- Supports video-on-demand (VoD), IP video streaming, and integration of the X1 user interface (UI) system with social networking, personalization and fast search.
-- Features configuration option to run the X1 UI as a client device connected to an XG1DVR server. This provides greater deployment flexibility for Comcast to deliver the X1 AnyRoom DVR service to subscribers.
"Powered by Broadcom, the deployment of the RNG150N demonstrates a long-term commitment with Comcast to deliver even more interactive and rich multi-screen TV entertainment experiences," said Dan Marotta, Broadcom Executive Vice President and General Manager, Broadband Communications Group. "Our highly integrated and high performing technology simplifies device development to bring new services to subscribers and pave the way for the cable industry's IPTV transition."
Broadcom is currently shipping the MoCA-integrated BCM7125 single-chip, multi-format HD DOCSIS® 2.0 compatible silicon solution in high volume production.
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About Broadcom Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a FORTUNE 500® company, is a global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom® products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. With the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and embedded software solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by Connecting everything®. For more information, go to www.broadcom.com.
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