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HD AVC encoder/transcoder transforms the PC into a multimedia server

Las Vegas—Broadcom Corp. unveiled at CES an advanced high definition (HD) AVC/MPEG encoder/transcoder that enables the personal computer to function as a multimedia gateway in the connected home.

The BCM70020 enables users to transfer audio/video content in real-time across several classes of consumer devices to and from the PC. Additionally, the SoC allows for advanced video editing and compression on the PC, enabling personal video recorder (PVR) and camcorder functionality, video conferencing and support for other audio/video applications that users may want in the future.

The BCM70020 incorporates an advanced encoding engine that leverages Broadcom's experience in encoding/transcoding, and uses a broad range of in-production capabilities currently found in the company's set-top box and digital TV SoCs. This includes 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 that enable a high-performing platform for quality encoding and transcoding of connected home devices.

The BCM70020 is designed in a 65nm CMOS process.

Pricing: Available upon request for manufactures of PCs and consumer electronics devices.
Availability: Sampling to early access customers.

Product brief: click here.

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

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