Broadcom Introduces Industry's First Set-Top Box Platform for Secure Convergence of Pay-TV and Open Internet Applications
Broadcom Corporation today introduced the BCM7435, the industry's first 40nm Dual Core Hybrid Gateway system-on-a-chip (SoC) with Web domain security. This new technology enables operators to securely deliver premium broadcast content converged with Web-based content and services to multiple screens in the connected home.The
• With the same footprint as the BCM7425 Dual Transcoding MoCA 2.0 Gateway platform, the BCM7435 expands gateway/client solution capabilities with the following key features:
o More than 200 Percent Higher Applications CPU performance: 7000 DMIPS Dual Core/ Quad Thread applications processor with Hardware Hypervisor supporting Multi-Processor and Multi-Operating System software platforms.
o CPU Core Web Domain Security: secures web browsers and app stores to be delivered together with premium broadcast content while protecting overall core functions and high value content.
o Quad Transcoding: four real-time HD Transcoding streams for expanded consumer electronics device support. Removes requirements for expensive external peripheral hardware.
o Expanded Video Capacity: supports security for up to 22 simultaneous video streams.
o 300 Percent Increase in 3D Graphics Performance: extreme performance for more advanced 3D user interfaces and gaming applications.
o 200 Percent Increase in Audio Processing: expands systems audio transcode supporting state-of-the-art audio formats, and multi-channel volume leveling.
• The BCM7435 shares the following features with the BCM7425:
o Connectivity: MoCA 2.0 support doubles throughput performance and capacity compared to previous generations.
o Low Power: adds critical power management capability for new energy efficiency requirements.
The Broadcom product mentioned above is now shipping.
Dan Marotta, Broadcom EVP and General Manager, Broadband Communications:
Our latest design lets operators expand their video and web-based services to more devices without compromising the security of high-value content. The next revolution in digital living is content portability — enjoying premium video, Internet and Apps anywhere you choose, anytime.