Broadcom demos HEVC-enabled STB devices at Broadcast Asia

Semiconductor supplier Broadcom today said it will demonstrate its HEVC-enabled STB devices for emerging markets at Broadcast Asia in Singapore, June 2-5, 2015.

Broadcom has unveiled integrated system-on-chip devices (SoCs) that add HD Video Coding (HEVC) for hybrid cable, direct broadcast satellite (DBS), terrestrial and IP set-top boxes (STBs).

Broadcom’s new single-chip, pin-compatible devices enable operators and broadcasters in emerging markets to migrate to the latest video compression standard, realizing up to 50 percent savings in video bandwidth.

Broadcom said its new devices allow service providers in India, Latin America, Russia and Vietnam to have greater flexibility to deliver more competitive channel line-ups and improved content quality over their existing networks.

The company said that the integration of HEVC also enables operators to deliver HD content more efficiently, upgrade content with vibrant 10-bit color and deliver higher frame rates for smoother high-motion sequences.

“Broadcom has integrated HEVC into our portfolio of single-chip hybrid cable, DBS, terrestrial and IP designs to enable our customers to upgrade current set-top box platforms to the most advanced compression standard,” said John H. Gleiter, Broadcom Vice President of Marketing, Broadband & Connectivity Group.

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