Humax selects Broadcom’s DTV Technology for DVB TV

MUMBAI: Broadcom, which offers semiconductors for wired and wireless communications

, has announced that Humax has selected its Broadcom BCM3556 digital television (DTV) system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution and Broadcom BCM35421 panel processor.

This will enable the design of next generation digital video broadcast (DVB)-based platforms that address the European market. Humax is a leading supplier of DVB-based high quality, feature-rich digital TV products including digital TV recorders, high definition (HD) set-top boxes (STBs) and HD-ready integrated DTVs with built-in personal video recorders (PVRs). Broadcom’s HDTV and panel processor technology will be integrated in Humax’s next generation HDTVs for the European market, scheduled to be available in the first quarter of 2010.


The Broadcom BCM3556 DTV SoC solution includes an advanced feature set that supports multi-format picture decoding for high definition AVC, H.264, VC-1, AVS and MPEG-2 streams, a high performance CPU and networking support with an integrated Ethernet media access controller (MAC) and physical layer (PHY) device.

The BCM35421 panel processor is a motion-compensated frame rate converter based on sophisticated algorithm development which enables better visual clarity and overall picture quality by significantly reducing LCD motion blur, visual artifacts and film judder (a shaking or wobbling effect).

Broadcom’s DTV line of business VP, GM Dave DiOrio says, "As the European market continues to grow and require increasingly advanced HDTV solutions, we are pleased that Humax selected our highly integrated, high performance DVB-based HDTV and panel processor solutions for their next generation product line. We look forward to our continued collaboration with Humax in addressing future high definition television capabilities in Europe."

Humax executive VP, head of R&D department Jong-Uk Kim adds, "We are committed to designing advanced televisions and partnering with leading providers like Broadcom to enable superior picture quality, performance and next generation functionality that further enhances and improves the TV viewing experience in the home. We are pleased to be working with Broadcom to deliver high performance DVB-based HDTV platforms in the future."

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