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Broadcom Releases SoC for HD Satellite in China

By | March 27, 2015

      Shanghai at night. Photo: Mike Behnken

      [Via Satellite 03-27-2015] Broadcom Corporation has revealed a new System-on-a-Chip (SoC) for HD Set-Top-Boxes (STBs) targeting China’s Free-to-Air (FTA) satellite broadcast market. The BCM7228 SoC features 1080p Audio Video Coding Standard (AVS+) for decoding and display, more than 750 Dhrystone Million Instructions per Second (DMIPS) application, CPU and a graphics engine for 2-D graphic acceleration exceeding 300 million pixels per second.

      The chip is compliant with China’s State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) standards for compression. Additionally, the device provides Conditional Access (CA) and Digital Rights Management (DRM) security to protect the rights of content providers.