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Samsung Chooses Broadcom's 3G Blu-ray Chipset

Samsung plans to roll out Blu-ray players with the Broadcom chips near the end of the first quarter of 2009.
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Broadcom, a wired and wireless communications semiconductor maker, said its newly released third-gen Blu-ray chipset has been selected by Samsung for the South Korean firm’s 2009 line-up of Blu-ray Disc players and HD home theater systems.

Samsung plans to introduce its next-gen Blu-ray players with the Broadcom chips near the end of the first quarter of 2009.

Broadcom’s new Blu-ray decoder (model BCM7601) is a step up from its system-on-a-chip (“SoC”) technology (model BCM7440) that was already used by Samsung in this year’s series of Blu-ray players.

Broadcom, based in Irvine, Calif., said its single-chip BCM7601 is based on “65-nanometer process technology” that is designed to yield high integration, a small footprint, and low power consumption. New enhancements in the BCM7601 include: HDMI 1.3 support; 12-bit/162 MHz video DAC (Digital to Analog Converters); and full-motion adaptive de-interlacing support for 1080p/60 fps native output.

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