IP Set-top Box Reference Design

Currently Viewing:

Broadcom's BCM7318 is an IP Set-top Box (STB) reference design featuring H.264 video compression technology.
Broadcom’s BCM7318 reference design enables the development of Internet Protocol (IP) Set-top Boxes incorporating H.264 advanced video compression technology. This standards-based technology reduces the required bandwidth for audio and video content to a level that allows telecommunications operators to offer digital-quality broadcast services over their existing bandwidth-limited digital subscriber networks. The BCM7318 is capable of decoding transport streams from any of the on-chip interfaces, such as the 10/100 Ethernet controller, from an external hard disk drive via the IDE host I/F, or from the dedicated transport stream inputs from an external transport stream source, such as a cable, phone line, satellite or digital terrestrial network interface module.


  • Video: MPEG-2/MPEG-4 AVC standard-definition decode and display
  • Audio: Dolby Digital AC-3, Enhanced Dolby Digital AC3+, MPEG-1/2 layer 1/2/3 (MP3), AAC, aacPlus support including stereo, stereo downmix and 5.1 multichannel surround
  • Provides a cost-effective solution for IP Set-top-Box applications that supports high-quality MPEG-2/ MPEG-4AVC video and multiformat audio
  • Complete time-to-market IP MPEG-4 AVC solution


  • IPTV
  • Set-Top Boxes

Lifecycle Status

Not Recommended for New Design

Replacement Part

Contact Sales »

Specification Value
Lifecycle Not Recommended for New Design
Distrib. Inventory No


MoCA 2.0-enabled STB SoC


MoCA 2.0-enabled STB SoC


HD Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) SoC