Broadcom Unveils World's First UltraHD TV Home Gateway Chip

Broadcom BCM7445

Broadcom Corporation announced the world's first Ultra High Definition Television (UltraHD TV) video decoder solution on the market.

News Highlights:

  • Enables UltraHD (4Kx2K resolution) TV into the home for dramatically improved picture quality on big screens
  • Supports HEVC video coding standard; reduces video bandwidth usage by 50 percent
  • Simultaneously delivers four transcoded HD video streams over IP for content on any screen
  • Delivers unprecedented 21000 DMIPs of application performance while protecting high-value content with web domain security features

Broadcom - BCM7445
 

The BCM7445 is the first step to delivering UltraHD TV into the home with the performance and picture quality needed for the evolution in multi-screen connected home entertainment. Broadcom's 28 nanometer (nm) ARM-based BCM7445 UltraHD video decoder solution, serving as the primary gateway to the home, delivers more transcoding, CPU processing performance and home networking throughput to support a greater range of applications such as video-on-demand (VoD), gaming, social media and web store applications.

UltraHD TV technology, formerly known as 4K, marks a major innovation in HD resolution. UltraHD TV screens display four times the resolution of today's 1080p60 displays. The delivery of UltraHD TV requires a more efficient compression codec made possible by the use of the new High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard. HEVC speeds Internet video downloads giving operators and users the ability to download content such as movies in half the time and with higher quality video at 50 percent of the bit rate previously required. Broadcom Unveils World's First UltraHD TV Home Gateway Chip.

Key Features:

  • Based on 28 nm process technology, the BCM7445 features the new Brahma15 21,000 DMIP CPU, four 1080p30 real-time transcoders and HEVC compression that delivers resolution up to 4096 × 2160p60.
     
  • The BCM7445 also features web domain security, an industry leading hardware security oversight to separate Internet services from premium broadcast content. This protects critical core network functions from malware threats, paving the way for operators to securely converge and deliver pay-TV programming and open Internet applications to subscribers for a web-based TV experience.

Availability

Samples of the BCM7445 UltraHD TV video decoder for the home are now available, with volume production expected in mid-2014. The BCM7445 will be demonstrated at Broadcom's booth at 2013 CES International.

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