Digital TV Europe – September 11, 2019
Broadcom has announced an expanded relationship with open source platform creator RDK that sees it join the RDK Video Accelerator programme.
In addition, Broadcom has introduced a portfolio of pre-integrated RDK-based chipset solutions.
RDK is an open source software platform for the connected home that standardises core functions used in broadband, video, and IoT connected devices.
Created for CPE manufacturers, Broadcom’s BCM72180 and BCM72604 Advanced Ultra HD chipsets are designed to aid in the creation of different classes of new RDK Video Accelerator set-top boxes (STBs).
The chipsets come pre-integrated with the latest RDK software, RDK application framework and the Metrological App Store.
Rich Nelson, senior vice president and general manager Modem Division, Set Top Box and Cable at Broadcom said: “Broadcom has always been committed to RDK, and this new effort is aimed at the growing demand for RDK-based video solutions from global OEMs and service providers.
“By creating pre-integrated chipset platforms, our customers can create compelling new RDK-based STB designs and products and get to market quickly and effectively.”
Steve Heeb, president and general manager of RDK added: “Broadcom continues to be a dynamic and leading contributor within the RDK community.
“Thanks to Broadcom, OEMs seeking to deliver turnkey RDK video products can now build, test and deploy a range of STBs to meet the various needs of service providers around the world. We’re very pleased with their expanded support for the RDK Video Accelerator program and look forward to future collaborations.”
Broadcom will showcase its RDK Video Accelerator chipset solutions at the CommScope and Kaon IBC booths.
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