Broadcom rolls out new 4K and 5G chipsets, diagnostic analyzer tech

Broadcom is using the occasion of the CableLabs Winter Conference in Orlando, Fla., to roll out a new 4K set-top chip for set-tops, a new diagnostic analyzer for cable operators, and a 5G Wi-Fi combo chip.

The new Ultra HD/4K chipsets, the BCM7448S and BCM7449S, are designed for set-tops, gateways and video clients and integrate the Multimedia Over Coax Alliance 2.0 (MoCA 2.0) standard. They also offer support for High Efficiency Video Code (HEV) and Google VP9.

Separately, the chipmaker also introduced upstream diagnostic analyzer technology targeted to cable operators. The new tech is designed to help MSOs remotely detect and locate upstream noise sources, enabling proactive diagnosis of subscriber connectivity problems without incurring service calls and truck rolls.

Finally, Broadcom rolled out a 5G Wi-Fi 2x2 Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) combo chip, the BCM4359, which features Real Simultaneous Dual Band (RSDB) support for mobile devices.

The BCM4359 enables devices to transmit and receive over two bands simultaneously. The chip will be on display from March 2-5 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

For more:
- read this Broadcom press release
- read this second Broadcom press release
- read this third Broadcom press release

Related links:
Broadcom CEO: We were losing $2M per day in cellular baseband biz
Broadcom eyes cable broadband, OTT opportunity in India
Broadcom, D-Link and Qualcomm Atheros get behind HomePlug AV2 MIMO certification program


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