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21st October 2015
Single-chip PON OLT device is first commercial silicon solution

Broadcom has introduced the industry's most comprehensive universal PON (Passive Optical Network) device for OLTs (Optical Line Terminals). The latest chip gives OEMs and operators the greatest flexibility in deployment, promoting broader fibre services around the world.

20th October 2015
Commercial silicon support for VDSL2 35b & bonding standards

Broadcom has announced VDSL2 35b and bonding support for two protocols under development in the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). With support for these new standards, Broadcom is enabling DSL network operators with a long-term roadmap for competitive high-bandwidth services with minimal investment to their physical plants.

5th October 2015
Network library doubles the number of open APIs

Broadcom Corporation has announced the second release of the Broadcom Open Network Switch Library (OpenNSL), the industry's most complete collection of open network Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). With double the number of production-ready Open APIs now available, OpenNSL 2.0 enables the development of innovative open source networking projects on Broadcom's best-in-class silicon platforms. 

15th September 2015
Automotive-grade wireless chips deliver high-speed connectivity

Broadcom has announced two connectivity chips in its automotive portfolio. Broadcom's automotive-grade wireless chips, featuring the latest in 5G WiFi and Bluetooth Smart technology, enable car makers and tier one integrators to keep pace with the speed and growth of consumer electronics and IoT industry. The solutions deliver high-speed connectivity within and beyond the vehicle, providing Internet, cloud applications and entertainment content v...

14th September 2015
Wearables chip saves power & improves location experience

Broadcom has announced a GNSS chip for IoT and wearable devices. The advanced chip enables devices such as fitness bands to deliver pinpoint location while consuming minimal power and in some cases can eliminate the need for a separate MCU.

14th September 2015
10-Bit HEVC added to cable & IPTV STB SoC devices

Broadcom has introduced the next-generation of its widely deployed mid-range cable and IPTV STB SoC devices. The upgraded chips now integrate the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) to provide up to a 50% reduction in bandwidth for similar video quality, allowing operators to leverage huge bandwidth cost savings as they migrate to cloud based all-IP video delivery. 

14th September 2015
End-to-end devices for DOCSIS 3.1

Three DOCSIS 3.1-based devices for Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) equipment have been released by Broadcom. The BCM3047, BCM31442 and BCM3222 enable CCAP vendors to build and deploy DOCSIS 3.1-compliant equipment that supports multiple Gigabit cable broadband speeds over coax to deliver new content and services to home subscribers.

2nd September 2015
Detect, classify & mitigate network WiFi interference

Broadcom has announced AIR-IQ, claimed to be the industry's fastest and most accurate spectrum management technology for enterprise 5G WiFi access points. AIR-IQ allows OEMs to design enterprise access points, particularly for high-density environments, with advanced WLAN air management capabilities to ensure a reliable WiFi experience.

4th August 2015
The first 10G EPON residential gateway for cable MSOs

A DOCSIS-compatible 10G Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) residential gateway reference design has been introduced by Broadcom. The platform allows cable MSOs to provide multi-Gigabit speeds for home subscribers' VoD, HD IPTV, VoIP and high-speed Internet via a FTTH solution. 

28th July 2015
25/50G Ethernet controllers are Cloud optimised

A scalable 10G/25G/40G/50G Ethernet controller product family has been introduced by Broadcom. The BCM57300 NetXtreme C-series delivers the industry's lowest power and smallest package 25/50G solution for the Cloud data centre market. With this introduction, the company further extends its end-to-end portfolio and reinforces its commitment to meeting the current and future needs of Cloud-scale data centres.

30th June 2015
Broadcom to sign MoU agreements

A series of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreements with several Chinese companies, including H3C, Inspur and StarTimes, has been announced by Broadcom. The signing of these agreements at Broadcom's annual Asia Media Summit reflect the company's ongoing commitment to expand strategic relationships in the region and drive further innovation in home entertainment and the digital home.

10th June 2015
SoC enables 4Kp60 YouTube content

A Ultra High Definition (Ultra HD) home gateway and STB which increase 4K video decode efficiency for a 25% reduction in video bandwidth usage has been introduced by Broadcom. Featuring VP9p60 decode support, the BCM7445S allows operators to introduce Ultra HD features such as 60fps content on YouTube, four HD picture-in-picture options and faster performance in graphics-rich user interfaces.

9th June 2015
DOCSIS 3.1 cable STB combines 5Gb/s, 4K/UHD & multi-Gb WiFi

Broadcom has announced the world's first DOCSIS 3.1 cable STB reference design. The company's BCM93390VMS52 provides global cable system operators and OEMs with a powerful all-in-one cable subscriber experience that combines data delivery at speeds of up to 5Gb/s, support for 4K/Ultra HD video decoding and multi-Gigabit WiFi home networking.

9th June 2015
Satellite STB supports the latest DVB-S2X broadcast standard

A satellite STB solution that delivers a boost in performance, lower power and support for the latest DVB-S2X broadcast standard has been released by Broadcom. The BCM45308 SoC device integrates Full Band Capture (FBC) technology to provide satellite operators with more efficient video and IP service distribution to subscribers' connected devices throughout the home.

9th June 2015
Protocol for contactless ticketing has been licensed

A widely deployed protocol for contactless ticketing, transportation and access applications, the MIFARE from Broadcom, has been licensed. With this adoption, Broadcom supports a growing set of NFC and related payment applications in mobile phones, tablets and wearable devices.

4th June 2015
Low cost SoCs bring HD HEVC to emerging markets

Broadcom has introduced a family of integrated SoCs that add HD HEVC for hybrid cable, DBS, terrestrial and IP STBs, to be displayed at Broadcast Asia, Singapore, 2nd to 5th June 2015. The single-chip, pin-compatible devices enable operators and broadcasters in emerging markets to easily migrate to the latest, high-efficiency video compression standard, realising up to 50% savings in video bandwidth.

3rd June 2015
The fastest 5G WiFi router platform on the market

An eight-stream 5G WiFi router platform, claimed to be the fastest in the market, has been released by Broadcom. The second generation 5G WiFi XStream MU-MIMO platform delivers an unrivalled 5.4Gb/s of total WiFi data rates. 

3rd June 2015
GbE switch reduces power consumption by 60%

Claimed to be the industry's lowest-power GbE switch for home gateways, small business switch systems and wireless router applications, the BCM53134 has been introduced by Broadcom. The device enables OEMs and ODMs to meet European Code of Conduct and stricter energy efficiency requirements for broadband routers and gateways. 

29th May 2015
HEVC 4K/Ultra HD satellite solution enables Ultra HD STB

Broadcom has announced that KT Skylife has deployed the world's first Ultra HD STB built on Broadcom's single chip HEVC 4K/Ultra HD satellite solution, the BCM7376. Based on the highly integrated features of the chip, KT Skylife can now deliver Ultra HD content directly to subscribers' homes with the performance and picture quality needed for a truly immersive multi-screen entertainment experience.

13th May 2015
Bluetooth Smart SoC doubles data rates for IoT devices

A Bluetooth Smart SoC that enables twice the data rates over a Bluetooth Smart link has been released by Broadcom. The BCM20706, which expands the company’s Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) family, extends the battery life of IoT devices. 

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