Multiformat HD Digital Video/Audio SoC

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The BCM7206 is a high-definition System-on-a-Chip (SoC) solution supporting the essential features of cost-optimized satellite, cable and IP set-top boxes.
The BCM7206 is an advanced multiformat decoder that allows manufacturers to build single- and multiple-room IPTV devices. It allows manufactures to deliver the next generation of performance and feature optimized hybrid cable, terrestrial and digital subscriber line (DSL) IP set-top-box products for the connected digital home. The BCM7206 offers a streamlined feature set targeting single, multiformat high-definition decode, including support for China's audio/video standard (AVS).


  • 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


  • Set-Top Boxes
  • HDTV
  • IPTV

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Specification Value
Lifecycle Active
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Market Segment Cable, IPTV/OTT, Satellite


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