Low-Power PCI Express® HD Media Processor

The BCM70015 single-chip Crystal HD advanced media processor is a low cost, low power, highly integrated solution for high definition (HD) video playback applications. It is targeted for PC/x86 applications such as playback of streaming video content, Blu-ray Disc™ playback, file-based content, and broadcast and other TV sources. It is optimized for use in netbooks, notebooks, and Small Form Factor (SFF) and slim desktops.

Crystal HD solutions leverage Broadcom's proven set-top box (STB) and consumer media player technologies to provide one of the industry's best HD media playback experiences on low cost netbooks. With support integrated within Adobe® Flash® Media Player, the vast library of online HD content from popular websites is now available for enjoyment on netbooks at a low cost and without sacrificing the benefits of portability and long battery life.

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  • Provides software support for Adobe Flash Player (v10.1), Windows Media® Player (v12), as well as support for other third-party media players including both commercial and open-source
  • Supports standard definition (SD) and HD multi-format video decode of industry standard codecs (H.264/AVC, MPEG-2, VC-1, WMV9, MPEG-4, DivX®, Xvid and AVS), enabling users to enjoy a mobile media experience with no frame drops or jitter, even under a heavy CPU load
  • Is optimized for motherboard designs and is also available in the PCI Express® mini-card module format