Broadcom ships HD encoding/transcoding SOC

The BCM7043 provides secure sharing of audio and video content across mobile and other devices.

Broadcom has rolled out the BCM7043, a real-time, single-chip HD encoder/transcoder that enables different types of consumer devices to safely share video and audio content.

The 65nm BCM7043 performs real-time HD H.264/AVC, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4SP encoding and transcoding, changing the format, bit rate and resolution of audio and video content to allow for better portability between different types of consumer electronic devices, including mobile phones, portable media players and IPTV set-top boxes, among others. It does this by way of Broadcom’s video compression engine technology, which converts a sequence of uncompressed video pictures into H.264, AVC, MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 compressed video streams. An advanced video decoder decodes compressed video for re-encoding using the video compression subsystem.

Broadcom is currently sampling the chip to early-access customers.

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