At the recent 2005 International CES convention, TANDBERG and Broadcom showcased interoperability between Broadcom’s set-top box decoder reference platform and TANDBERG’s EN5990 video encoder (pictured).
The interoperability between the two technologies enables broadcasters to reduce the required bandwidth for HD transmission by up to half when compared against MPEG-2 performance. Most HD channels today use between 12- to 18Mb/s when employing MPEG-2 technology.
TANDBERG’S HD MPEG-4 AVC technology incorporates the Broadcom BCM97395 set-top box decoder reference design platform. It features its integrated BCM7038 dual channel HDTV and personal video recorder chip, and its BCM7411 MPEG-4/AVC video decoder/audio processor chip.
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