Broadcom Debuts Mobile TV Reference Design

Broadcom’s (Nasdaq: BRCM) new mobile television reference design platform includes integrated mobile TV software and a reference application that can be customized specifically for each manufacturer’s handset design, enabling product differentiation that will help drive the widespread acceptance of high quality mobile television.

Broadcom’s BCM92724 mobile TV reference design platform includes the company’s leading mobile and multimedia chip solutions and software. Featured within the BCM92724 platform is Broadcom’s BCM2724 VideoCore(R) mobile multimedia processor, the BCM2124 GPRS/GSM baseband processor and the BCM2045 Bluetooth(R) transceiver with enhanced data rate (EDR) technology.

The Broadcom BCM2724 VideoCore processor performs multimedia processing that delivers crisp video images combined with the best power performance in the industry, while the Broadcom BCM2124 baseband processor provides GPRS and GSM connectivity to the cellular network. Also featured within the BCM92724 mobile TV platform is the Broadcom BCM2045 single-chip Bluetooth solution. Through pre-integrated software, handset makers can easily adapt the reference design into a full-featured multimedia phone product. The reference design itself is very small and designed to accommodate the slim, compact form factors of today’s popular handsets.

The new Broadcom BCM92724 reference design is a complete platform for simplifying mobile television integration into mobile handsets while significantly improving time-to-market. It supports the terrestrial digital multimedia broadcasting (T-DMB) standard (a digital radio transmission system for sending multimedia to mobile devices) at the mobile television front-end. Using Broadcom’s mobile TV middleware, the current design can be easily adapted to other mobile broadcast standards, such as DVB-H, by substituting an appropriate front-end tuner/demodulator.

The BCM92724 includes CellAirity(TM) mobile handset software, a complete suite of cellular software and applications that includes advanced multimedia and messaging, web browsing, Java games, and rich connectivity options.

The Broadcom BCM92724 MobileTV reference design platform is now available to early access customers. Pricing is available upon request from Broadcom.

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