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Media PC decoders enhance multimedia performance in UMPCs and MIDs

Irvine, Calif. — Broadcom Corp. has introduced media PC technology that enables seamless video and audio playback of high-quality video for the emerging ultra-mobile personal computer (UMPC), mobile Internet device (MID) and x86 embedded appliance markets. The BCM70012 HD AVC/VC-1/MPEG-2 decoder and the BCM70010 HD video and audio decoder provide high-performance multimedia decoding, at low power, enabling PC OEMs to integrate playback of high-quality (and more compressed) video in a small form factor.

The BCM70012 (for PCI Express applications) and BCM70010 (for PCI applications) act as multimedia hubs, providing advanced Internet multimedia capabilities and file playback in small UMPC or MID form factors. These solutions are available in three add-in card formats (including desktop PCI Express, PCI Express mini-card or ExpressCard 34), and as a chipset solution for PC motherboard applications. With total power consumption of approximately 1.5 watt, these media PC solutions help extend battery life in UMPCs, MIDs and notebook PCs.

The BCM70012 and BCM70010 decoders lower CPU utilization and integrate seamlessly into Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Linux environments, enabling mainstream PCs (with integrated graphics) to playback high-definition (HD)content from a Blu-ray Disc, as well as from highly compressed HD or standard definition (SD) downloaded or broadcasted content.

Pricing: $30 for the BCM70012 PCI Express mini-card solution.
Product information: BCM70012 and BCM70010

Broadcom Corp. , www.broadcom.com

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