Multiformat IPTV SoC for Single HD Decode IP or Hybrid IP STB

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The BCM7205 is an HD System on a Chip (SoC) for satellite, cable and IP set-top boxes.
The BCM7205 is a high-definition SoC for satellite, cable and IP set-top boxes that offers highly optimized single-chip system performance. It combines a fast 1100-DMIPS MIPS32/MIPS16e-class CPU, high-speed 2D graphics processing including video scaling and motion-adaptive deinterlacing, a very flexible data transport processor, an MPEG-4/VC-1/MPEG-2/AVS-compliant video decoder, a programmable audio decoder, six video DACs, stereo high-fidelity audio DACs, a Fast Ethernet port with integrated PHY, dual USB 2.0, a PCI 2.3/Expansion Bus, a high-speed DDR2 800 MHz memory controller and a peripheral control unit that provides a variety of set-top box control functions.


  • Advanced multiformat decoder supporting:
- HD/SD H.264/AVC Main and High Profile to Level 4.1 (HD), Level 3.1 (SD)
- HD/SD AVS Jizhun Profile Levels 2.0, 4.0 and 6.0 (720p and 1080i for HDTV)
- VC-1 Advanced Profile @ Level 3, Simple and Main Profile
- HD/SD MPEG-2 Main Profile at Main and High levels
- HD DivX 3.11/4/5/6 
  • Advanced audio processor supporting:
- AAC LC, AAC LC+SBR Level 2, AAC+ Level 2, AAC-HE
- Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
- MPEG-1 layers 1, 2 and 3 (MP3)
- Windows Media and Windows Media Pro audio
- 3D SRS audio support 
  • 400 MHz dual-core CMT MIPS32/16e-class processor 
  • Dual 16-bit DDR2 800 MHz DRAM controller


  • IPTV
  • HDTV
  • Set-Top Boxes

Lifecycle Status


Specification Value
Lifecycle Active
Distrib. Inventory No
Market Segment Cable, Satellite


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