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Broadcom Releases New Satellite Chipset for Outdoors

By | January 7, 2014
      Broadcom BCM4551

      Broadcom CTO Henry Samueli meets with Bay Area journalists at Geek Peek, where he gave insights into tech trends for CES and beyond. Photo: Broadcom

      [Via Satellite 1-07-2014] Broadcom Corporation has announced a new Outdoor Unit (ODU) satellite chipset that enables operators to deliver a wider range of services to more subscribers without additional satellite dish installations.

      Access to FTA channels provided by a range of satellites has stimulated demand for satellite TV among residential customers worldwide. Up to now, installation cost and the need for separate coaxial cable for each set-top box have resulted in higher deployment cost for satellite operators.

      Broadcom’s BCM4551 also offers a higher level of integration, while consuming less power than the previous generation chipset, and it enables direct sampling of low-noise block (LNB) outputs across worldwide ODU satellite markets. The simplified design of Broadcom’s new ODU chipset also allows 24 DVB-S2 channels to be stacked on a single coaxial cable to service any set-top box in a home, simplifying and reducing satellite operator installation costs.

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