LAS VEGAS, 2007 International CES, Jan. 7 / - Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that it will demonstrate a variety of new silicon, software and reference design platforms at the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 8 through January 11. Broadcom's demonstrations converge digital video, voice and data to deliver a state-of-the-art multimedia experience for consumers at home, at work and on the go, and will provide a preview of upcoming digital products enabled by Broadcom® technology that will appear in retail stores in the coming months.
The following is a preview of select new Broadcom consumer technologies that will be featured in the company's demonstration suite at CES, Meeting Room #35778, South Hall 4 in the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC):
Digital Video Technology:
o Full high definition (HD) 1080p digital TV technology: Broadcom will be
demonstrating the BCM3563, the industry's first single-chip HD digital
TV solution manufactured in 65 nanometer process geometry that supports
full 1080p display resolution. This new, highly integrated
"television-on-a-chip" enables TV and other consumer equipment
manufacturers to cost-effectively build TVs and displays with the
industry's highest quality HD resolution. The new device is compatible
with the National Television Systems Committee (NTSC) analog standard,
the North American digital terrestrial or Advanced Television Committee
(ATSC) digital standard, and the digital cable television standard. In
addition, the new chip supports picture-in-picture (PIP) and
picture-by-picture display modes.
o Digital television home connectivity: The company will be demonstrating
the connectivity of digital televisions based on Broadcom solutions
that offer consumers the ability to connect their televisions with
other consumer electronic products. It will include a Broadcom
BCM3560-based digital television design connecting to, and sharing
photos from, a Bluetooth® mobile phone enabled by Broadcom silicon
and an 802.11 color printer based on Broadcom technology to allow for
the printing of those images. The demonstration shows how consumers
can easily connect a wide variety of electronics devices -- all enabled
by Broadcom technology - to accomplish simple but meaningful tasks in
a home environment.
o High definition DVD technology: Broadcom will be demonstrating the
industry's first complete system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution that combines
both Blu-ray(TM) and HD DVD optical disc formats into a highly
integrated, single-chip design. The new Broadcom SoC has an advanced
feature set, coupled with a Universal Optical Disc software stack and
reference platform that is compliant with both Blu-ray and HD DVD
specifications, providing OEMs with a complete platform for future
generation media players that support both disc formats, as well as
other home entertainment and network applications.
o Client-server HD media streaming set-top box (STB) technology:
Client-server reference platforms for DSL/IP networks will be exhibited
supporting advanced functionality including the Digital Living Network
Alliance (DLNA), secure video processor (SVP) and personal video
recorder (PVR) trick mode capabilities over Ethernet and 802.11n
o Cable set-top technology: Broadcom will show its family of cable STB
silicon and software reference designs representing industry
specifications that support OCAP, multi-stream CableCard, downloadable
conditional access (DCAS), DOCSIS® set-top Gateway (DSG),
DOCSIS 3.0 downstream channel bonding, and advanced HDTV MPEG-4 Video
and Dolby® Digital Plus (DDP) audio decoding capabilities in a
client-server networked home DVR demonstration.
o Advanced satellite STB technology: Broadcom will be demonstrating both
satellite and hybrid STB reference platforms using advanced modulation
technology, DVB-S2. These platforms perform both SD and HD MPEG-2 and
AVC decode, as well as demonstrate PVR and video-on-demand (VOD)
capabilities with VCR "trick mode" effects on various video streams.
These platforms showcase Broadcom's advanced encryption technology to
ensure copy protection of recorded content. In addition, the
demonstration highlights Broadcom's advanced 2D graphics engine that
allows Internet browsers and electronic program guides to deliver
studio-quality text and graphics on television monitors.
o Advanced communications technology: Broadcom will be demonstrating next
generation communications technologies for the xDSL market, including
multi-mode VDSL2/ADSL2+ central office and consumer premises solutions
that support high definition video, VoIP and 802.11n wireless
Wireless Networking Solutions:
o 802.11n - Next generation Wi-Fi® performance: With speeds that far
surpass Fast Ethernet and the ability to deliver multiple streams of HD
video content, 802.11n is poised to become the backbone of the digital
home. Broadcom's Intensi-fi(TM) products, which comply with the draft
802.11n specification, power routers, broadband gateways and notebook
computers from leading manufacturers and provide real world performance
greater than 180 Mbps.
o Ultra-low power Wi-Fi for mobile products: The proliferation of
content, and the need to share that content wirelessly, makes Wi-Fi a
necessity for today's handheld games, media players and mobile phones.
Broadcom's new ultra-low power 54g® (802.11g) products have a unique
architecture that simplifies integration into consumer electronics
designs, fulfilling the stringent requirements for embedding Wi-Fi.
o Easier, more secure Wi-Fi networking: Broadcom's SecureEasySetup(TM)
software enables consumers to configure their Wi-Fi wireless networks
and activate WPA(TM) security with the push of a button.
Consumer VoIP Solutions:
o Broadcom's line up of consumer VoIP solutions includes video phones,
Wi-Fi phones, Ethernet IP phones and terminal adaptors (TAs). These
devices address the specific needs of the consumer market for advanced
functionality at consumer price points and will be featured in a
variety of customer and service provider products.
o The unique benefits afforded by Wi-Fi network connectivity, including
features such as Internet radio, hotspot connectivity and Skype(TM)
network access, will be demonstrated on a number of handsets based on
Broadcom's Wi-Fi phone chipset.
o Broadcom will demonstrate its video telephony solution with support for
H.264, 2-way video conferencing and advanced algorithms for robust
voice and video over Wi-Fi.
Mobile and Multimedia Solutions:
o Complete CellAirity(TM) mobile platform: Broadcom will be showcasing
all of the components of its complete mobile handset platform including
HSDPA and WCDMA cellular basebands, RF transceiver, power management,
application processor, mobile Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, mobile TV and mobile
multimedia processor. In addition, Broadcom will be demonstrating the
commercial deployment of its M-Stream technology, which delivers vastly
superior voice quality in today's handsets and mobile carriers.
o Mobile multimedia and application processors: Broadcom's advanced
mobile multimedia and application processors are built on the industry
leading VideoCore® technology, providing extreme multi-media
performance and very low power levels. VideoCore products are
optimized for high volume markets including mobile phones, mobile TVs
and portable audio/video/game devices, and deliver an unprecedented
level of integration, multimedia performance and low power dissipation.
o Broadcom will demonstrate the latest in advanced Bluetooth
functionality, including Bluetooth 2.1 features such as simple pairing,
the ability to stream audio to multiple headsets, and other key
features for cutting edge mobile applications.
o Mobile devices are increasingly adding multiple wireless technologies.
Broadcom will demonstrate its InConcert(TM) coexistence technology,
which maximizes performance of its industry-leading Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
radios, even when integrated into the same device.
o Other demonstrations will include the Broadcom BCM2048, which
integrates both Bluetooth and FM radio functionality on a single low
power chip, and new technologies designed for multiple Bluetooth audio
Broadcom Corporation is a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications. Our products enable the delivery of voice, video, data and multimedia to and throughout the home, the office and the mobile environment. Broadcom provides the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and software solutions to manufacturers of computing and networking equipment, digital entertainment and broadband access products, and mobile devices. These solutions support our core mission: Connecting everything®.
Broadcom, one of the world's largest fabless semiconductor companies with 2005 revenue of $2.67 billion, is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and has offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. Broadcom may be contacted at 1-949-926-5000 or at www.broadcom.com.
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