According to semiconductor developer Broadcom Corporation, its just-unveiled BCM7435 is “the industry’s first 40nm dual-core hybrid gateway system-on-a-chip (SoC) with Web domain security,” targeting delivery of premium broadcast content converged with Web-based content and services to multiple screens in the connected home.
BCM7435, which will be featured at the CableLabs Winter Conference this week, shows video broadcast content streaming simultaneously (with transcoding) wirelessly to multiple devices while concurrently supporting secure Web applications. Broadcom says this helps operators offer new, Web-based services while protecting high value broadcast content. With 7000 DMIPs dual-core/ quad thread application processing power, Broadcom’s BCM7435 platform also features Integrated Quad Transcoding and MoCA 2.0 for a connected, Web-based TV experience.
Broadcom lists more key features:
>> More than 200-percent higher applications CPU performance: 7000 DMIPS Dual Core/ Quad Thread applications processor with Hardware Hypervisor supporting Multi-Processor and Multi-Operating System software platforms.
>> CPU core Web domain security: Secures Web browsers and app stores to be delivered together with premium broadcast content while protecting overall core functions and high-value content.
>> Quad transcoding: Four real-time HD transcoding streams for expanded consumer-electronics-device support. Removes requirements for expensive external peripheral hardware.
>> Expanded video capacity: supports security for up to 22 simultaneous video streams.
>> 300-percent Increase in 3D graphics performance: Extreme performance for more advanced 3D user interfaces and gaming applications.
>> 200-percent increase in audio processing: Expands systems audio transcode supporting state-of-the-art audio formats and multi-channel volume leveling.
The chip is shipping today.