Vodafone adds Broadcom Ultra HD Technology to Next-Generation IPTV Set-top Box

Broadcom-logoAMSTERDAM, September 12, 2014: Broadcom Corporation, a global player in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced it will power Ultra HD set-top box (STB) technology in collaboration with Vodafone Germany, one of the largest German telecommunications companies providing voice, messaging, data and fixed communication services. Broadcom will demonstrate its full line of Ultra HD SoCs at IBC, September 12-16, RAI Amsterdam, Booth 2.C25.

Vodafone’s 4K-enabled consumer set-top box, the first Ultra HD STB to be introduced in Germany, will deliver broadband subscribers Ultra HD content at 4X the resolution of traditional HD displays. Broadcom’s high efficiency video coding (HEVC)-enabled BCM7252 device allows operators such as Vodafone to use bandwidth more efficiently, enabling uninterrupted delivery otherwise bandwidth-intensive 4K, 60 frame-per-second transmissions (4Kp60) at 50 percent of the bit rate previously required.

“Broadcom’s pioneering Ultra HD technology will enable Ultra HD content for millions of potential Vodafone’s fixed broadband subscribers,” said Rich Nelson, Broadcom Senior Vice President of Marketing, Broadband & Connectivity Group. “As a leading provider of silicon for Ultra HD technology, Broadcom’s BCM7252 SoC allows Vodafone to bring crystal-clear Ultra HD definition content to consumer’s home TV sets for the first time in Germany.”

Key Features of the Broadcom BCM7252 Ultra HD SoC

  • High-performance dual-core Brahma15 10000 DMIP CPU
  • 2180p60,quad 1080p60 HEVC decode ,dual HD AVC encode
  • Integrated high-performance connectivity peripherals, including USB 3.0, PCIe, Gigabit Ethernet
  • High Performance DDR3/DDR4 system memory interface
  • Enables more efficient operator content delivery for increased footprint, higher resolution or additional channels 


Broadcom’s BCM7252 Ultra HD SoC is currently sampling. Vodafone Germany expects to offer its 4K IPTV set-top box to consumers in 1H 2015.

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