Broadcom(R) Solutions Enable DIRECTV Launch of Basic Standard Definition through Advanced HDTV DVR Set-Top Box Platforms
Production versions of Broadcom(R) chips were provided to LG Electronics and Thomson Multimedia, enabling them to incorporate Broadcom solutions into set-top boxes for DIRECTV. As a result, DIRECTV became the first satellite provider to launch a set-top box that incorporates HDTV MPEG-4/AVC technology.
"Broadcom has established itself as a leader in the set-top box marketplace," said Roger Lambert, Vice President of Set-Top Box Products, DIRECTV, Inc.. "Broadcom's MPEG-4 as well as its 8PSK DVB-S2 products performed very well through our comprehensive testing and qualification procedures."
"We are very pleased with the growth in our relationship with DIRECTV and its suppliers." said Dan Marotta, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Broadcom's Broadband Communications Group. "A complete team effort went into the production launch of these very complex technologies."
Broadcom will be demonstrating its next generation HDTV and DVB-S2 set-top products at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, Meeting Room #35778, South Hall 4 from January 8 through 11, 2007. As part of the demonstration at CES, Broadcom will perform live DIRECTV decoding on multiple platforms.
Broadcom is the first company to develop a DVB-S2 satellite receiver chip that integrates the demodulators and tuners into a single-chip design. Other silicon solutions require separate DVB-S2 tuners and demodulators, which significantly increase the number of components on the receiver design and result in increased bill of material costs as well as power consumption.
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