EchoStar Chooses Broadcom Chip for Sling HD DVR
The Broadcom BCM7400 satellite set-top box (STB) system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution has been chosen by EchoStar Technologies, a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation, for its SlingLoaded 922 high definition digital video recorder (HD DVR). This HD DVR incorporates place shifting technology, enabling users to watch their home television on other consumer electronics devices such as laptop computers and smartphones.
EchoStar delivered the SlingLoaded 922 HD DVR to the ‘pay-TV’ market this year.
Broadcom’s BCM7400 satellite STB SoC solution provides secure access, storing and sharing multiple types of digital media, including HDTV programs, video-on-demand (VoD), Internet content, digital video, music and photos. It combines advanced audio/video decompression supporting the H.264 standard, rich on-screen graphics, a powerful CPU, and robust security technologies.