SAN FRANCISCO--Broadcom Corp. Monday (June 13) rolled out its third-generation Docsis 3.0 SoC for the broadband gateway market, said to be the fastest growing area for cable equipment residing in customers’ homes.
The SoC, BCM3383, features Broadcom’s full-band capture technology, a digital tuning technology that directly samples and digitizes the entire 1-GHz downstream spectrum of a cable plant, providing access to any channel anywhere, according to Broadcom (Irvine, Calif.).
In addition to full-band capture technology, the BCM3383 also features dual-band concurrent Wi-Fi and a custom applications processor, Broadcom said.
The BCM3383 also boasts improved performance, offering digital tuning with advanced signal processing techniques that exceed the most challenging performance requirements demanded by operators, according to Broadcom. The device supports Docsis 3.0 and digital video on any frequency, eliminating the limitations of “block” tuners, the company said.
Broadcom’s new cable gateway SoC features a 50 percent increase in CPU speed, according to the company.
The BCM3383 is now sampling to early access customers, Broadcom said.