Broadcom integrates Comcast reference design kit for set-top box development

By Telecom Lead Team: Broadcom Corporation, a global
provider of semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications,
announced that its connected home STB platforms support the Comcast Device
Software Reference Design Kit (RDK) and tru2way on-screen guides.

The Comcast RDK is a pre-integrated software bundle that
powers tru2way, IP or Hybrid Set-Top Boxes. The RDK includes the CableLabs
OCAP Reference Implementation software along with other leading open source

By incorporating Broadcom’s flagship BCM7425 Dual HD
Transcoding MoCA 2.0 Gateway platform, developers using Comcast’s RDK can
create rich, multi-screen TV home entertainment experiences. 

“We are pleased to see the RDK and new tru2way
guides embraced by top technology providers like Broadcom. With Broadcom’s
support, we look forward to delivering even more interactive, rich and
personalized entertainment experiences in the home,” said Steve Reynolds,
SVP, Comcast.

Broadcom’s solutions feature integrated DLNA and MoCA
home networking technologies along with a powerful CPU, advanced audio/video
decompression, rich on-screen graphics and robust security technologies. 

The BCM7425 Dual HD Transcoding Gateway platform features
dual HD decoding and dual transcoding support for streaming simultaneous video
broadcast content wirelessly to multiple devices, paving the way for advanced
services like video conferencing and faster channel change with Broadcom’s
FastRTV technology. 

“We are pleased to continue our long-term
partnership with Comcast and integrate its innovative RDK and tru2Way on-screen
guides in existing and next-generation set-top box platforms. Today’s
announcement opens the way for broad industry adoption and deployment,”
said Dan Marotta, EVP & GM, Broadband Communications Group, Broadcom.

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