Broadcom samples real-time HD video/audio transcoder - Embedded.com

Broadcom samples real-time HD video/audio transcoder

Irvine, Calif.—Broadcom Corp. is sampling the BCM7043, a 65-nm real-time, high definition (HD) encoder/transcoder that can change the format, bit rate and resolution of audio/video content in real-time.

The single-chip transcoder enables a wide range of consumer devices, with varying video and audio formats, to share a wide variety of video and audio content while maintaining a high degree of digital rights management and security. The BCM7043 captures audio and video content and reconciles disparate video and audio content in cable, satellite and IPTV set-top boxes, home media centers, portable media players, cell phones and a wide range of entertainment devices for the connected home.

The BCM7043 enables systems to share non-compatible video and audio content by transcoding (or matching) it to the proper format being used by a particular playback device. It provides up-to-date foundational technology for encoding and transcoding content in cable, satellite, IPTV and terrestrial set-top boxes, portable media players, cell phones, home media centers, personal video recorders, digital video recorders, HD DVD, Blu-ray Disc and universal DVD players/recorders, and PCs.

The BCM7043 also provides the encoding and transcoding foundation for future devices that support H.264/AVC, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4SP video compression.

The BCM7043 incorporates an advanced encoding engine and uses a broad range of in-production capabilities currently found in Broadcom's set-top box and digital TV SoCs, including an advanced video decoder that supports high definition AVC, MPEG-2, VC-1, MPEG-4, and DVD playback; a security processor; an advanced video pre-processor; and audio codecs.

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Broadcom Corp., 1-949-926-5000, www.broadcom.com

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