The Broadcom BCM3124 and BCM3128 Systems on a Chip (SoCs) with integrated Full-Band Capture provide scalable bandwidth while reducing power and cost, and simplifying cable tuner design.
Broadcom's 40 nm 4-QAM BCM3124 and 8-QAM BCM3128 cable multi-receiver SoCs with integrated Full-Band Capture (FBC) technology reduce the cost to transition current cable platforms to hybrid IP-based solutions, proliferating IP content delivery and services throughout the home and to connected devices. Full-Band Capture replaces wideband and multiple analog video tuners with one System on a Chip for simpler, smaller, faster and lower-power designs. These solutions deliver the cable tuner density and performance that operators need to more efficiently distribute video streams and IP services to connected devices in the home ecosystem, meeting consumer demand for TV everywhere.
Digital tuning: engineered with new enhanced signal processing techniques that exceed the most challenging performance requirements demanded by operators
Bandwidth deployment flexibility: any demodulator can tune to any frequency removing wideband "block" tuner restrictions
Reduced power consumption: more than 50 percent reduction with new tuner architecture
Faster channel change: FastRTV® channel change technology paired with Full-Band Capture provides quick channel change regardless of frequency
Reduced system cost: dramatically minimizes the number of components by replacing up to nine cable tuners in a system with only one FBC digital tuner supporting as many demodulators as required