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Broadcom unveils multi-gigabit STB design

broadcom logoSet-top box chipset manufacturer Broadcom has unveiled what it claims is the first DOCSIS 3.1 cable set-top box (STB) reference design.

Broadcom’s BCM93390VMS52, which is being demoed at ANGA COM this week, combines combines data delivery at speeds of up to five gigabits per second (Gbps), support for 4K, Ultra HD video decoding and multi-gigabit WiFi home networking.

“Competition among service providers is driving an increase in gigabit internet speeds and 4K IP video around the world,” said Broadcom’s vice-president of marketing, broadband and connectivity group, John Gleiter.

“Broadcom is bringing to market an extraordinary set-top box reference design that gives service providers a platform to enable the best connectivity performance available today.”

At the same time, Broadcom announced a satellite STB solution that is designed to deliver a boost performance, lower power and support for the new DVB-S2X broadcast standard.

The new BCM45308 system-on-a-chip (SoC) device integrates full band capture (FBC) technology to provide satellite operators with more efficient video and IP service distribution to connected devices throughout the home, according to Broadcom.