As the adoption of digital television continues to grow around the world, manufacturers are turning to Broadcom for technology that will drive a low-cost, high-quality interactive high-def experience to emerging markets.
Humax, a premier Korean set-top box (STB) maker, and Broadcom announced today the deployment of the industry’s first 40-nanometer high definition satellite STBs.
Silicon designed in the 40 nm CMOS process enables lower power, higher performance and significant design efficiencies beyond 65 nm. Broadcom’s technology – the BCM7358 HD satellite STB SoC – features a high performance CPU, advanced security and connectivity support, including Digital Living Network Alliance, or DLNA. Its high integration reduces design complexity, size and overall system cost to accelerate deployment of HD satellite STBs.
Digital TV is growing rapidly throughout the world, driven by consumer demand. Pay-TV subscribers in the Brazil, Russia, India and China markets are projected to reach half a billion by 2016 with approximately 75 percent on digital platforms, according to ABI Research.
Sam Rosen, a senior analyst with ABI, said:
…lower cost HD STBs will help Asian satellite operators to proliferate HD video and other advanced services to consumers that previously could not afford them. Emerging markets require cost-optimized solutions supporting only a single television, options for integrated or external security, robust 2D user interfaces, and HD video.
Today’s announcement marks a significant milestone in the accelerated development and quick deployment of high performance 40 nm set-top boxes worldwide.
Learn more about Broadcom’s cable set-top box solutions.