CES 2012: Broadcom to showcase integrated MoCA 2.0 system-on-a-chip portfolio

Broadcom, a global provider of semiconductor solutions
for wired and wireless communications, announced that it will showcase the
industry’s first MoCA 2.0-Integrated Portfolio including six new set-top box
(STB) and Hybrid IP Gateway system on a chip (SoC) platforms at the 2012
Consumer Electronics Show (CES).


The direct integration of MoCA 2.0 into the STB SoC
Broadcom’s new comprehensive portfolio of HD STB and Hybrid IP Gateway
solutions doubles the video bandwidth, increased security and lower power.


“With broad operator support and integrated MoCA 2.0
solutions, we are at the heart of powering secure multi-screen connected TV
experiences everywhere,” said Dan Marotta, EVP & GM, Broadband
Communications Group, Broadcom.


Broadcom’s BCM7425 Dual HD Transcoding Gateway STB SoC
features dual HD decoding and dual transcoding support for streaming
simultaneous video broadcast content wirelessly to multiple devices.


The integration enables more energy efficient systems
with advanced power management technology for low power sleep and Wake-on-Lan
(WOL) modes. It also supports higher levels of security for enhanced content


Broadcom’s 40nm MoCA 2.0-integrated STB and Gateway
platforms are powered by its high performance dual-thread Zephyr (MIPS-based)
CPU that delivers 3000 DMIPS.


MoCA 2.0 enables the effective use of higher numbers of
tuner/demods being integrated into next generation STB and gateway devices.
Also, it provides complete interoperability with MoCA 1.0 and 1.1 while also
providing full performance with MoCA 2.0 nodes. 


MoCA 2.0 is supported by top operators including Charter,
Cogeco, Comcast, Cox Communications, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Rogers
Communications Inc., Time Warner Cable and Verizon’s FiOS services.


Broadcom recently unveiled its next generation 40G physical layer transceiver
(PHY) chipset, designed to address the need for higher bandwidth and lower
power in Optical Transport Networks (OTN).


Broadcom’s 40G PHY chipset leverages CMOS technology for
40G optical transmission using DQPSK modulation, providing high reliability,
lower power consumption and shorter fab cycle time for long haul DWDM transmission.


By Telecomlead.com Team
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