Broadcom Corporation a global leader in
semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced
that it is the first silicon provider to ship a true single die Blu-ray
Disc® chip. The new Broadcom® BCM7630
offers an unprecedented level of integration combining proven optical
front-end and back-end video decoding and display technologies in a
single die solution. In addition to industry leading Blu-ray
performance, the BCM7630
also supports leading-edge Internet streaming applications including
Netflix® 2.0, Pandora® Internet Radio, Vudu™, CinemaNow® movie services
and others. This unparalleled integration and functionality delivers a
premium home entertainment experience to consumers.
Also announced today is the BCM7632, which supplements the capabilities of the BCM7630
by adding support for the playback of 3D Blu-ray movies. The potential
for watching 3D movies in the home has generated great excitement with
more than a dozen 3D movies released in 2009. Although the 3D Blu-ray
standard is not yet finalized, it is anticipated that the BCM7632 will comply with the final specification.
-- Broadcom's new BCM7630 and BCM7632 are the most advanced Blu-ray Disc player silicon solutions available, offering the highest levels of system integration. This integration, combined with support for feature-rich Internet-based streaming applications such as BD-Live, Netflix 2.0, Pandora Internet Radio, Vudu and CinemaNow movie services gives consumers a compelling home entertainment experience. -- Both the BCM7630 and BCM7632 integrate Broadcom's proven optical front-end and world class back-end decoding technologies to create the industry's first true SoC Blu-ray solution. This integration provides the lowest cost solution, helping drive mass market adoption of Blu-ray Disc technology. -- Blu-ray Disc players aren't just about movies. Internet streaming over Wi-Fi is fast becoming a mainstream requirement. The BCM7630 and BCM7632 support Broadcom's market-leading Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® solutions providing manufacturers with a system solution that features integrated wireless support. The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth solutions can also be used for remote controls. -- The BCM7632 provides additional support for 3D Blu-ray Disc players in stereoscopic full 1080p resolution. -- The BCM7630 is in production. The BCM7632 is sampling to early access customers.