Broadcom unveils new digital tuning technology for satellite TV

Broadcom Corporation, a provider of semiconductor
solutions for wired and wireless communications, announced its Full-Band
Capture digital tuning technology enabling design efficiency and scalable
bandwidth to the satellite TV market.  

Broadcom’s new 40nm satellite set-top box (STB) solution,
the BCM4528 FBC Multi Demodulator SoC, reduces overall system cost and power in
the home.

Broadcom’s 40nm BCM4528 is the industry’s first fully
integrated satellite solution to support FBC technology and is now shipping to

Full-Band Capture (FBC) technology enables unprecedented bandwidth scalability
and flexibility, resulting in more efficient distribution of video streams and
IP services to connected devices in the digital home ecosystem.

FBC functionality replaces multiple discrete tuners with one system-on-a-chip
(SoC) for simpler, smaller, faster and lower power designs.

Coupled with Broadcom’s FastRTV, FBC technology will enable consumers to
experience faster channel change, regardless of frequency.

Extending Full-Band Capture to our industry-leading satellite
products paves the way for more advanced satellite receivers that lower
deployment cost and reduce power consumption. Coupled with Broadcom’s FastRTV
technology, SBC technology allows operators to benefit from more efficient use
of spectrum while consumers experience an even faster channel change,” said Dan
Marotta, EVP & GM, Broadband Communications Group, Broadcom.

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