Single-Chip Decoder for IP Set-top Boxes

Currently Viewing:

Broadcom's BCM7316 is a fully integrated MPEG2 single-chip solution for the IP Set-top Box (STB) market.
Broadcom’s BCM7316 integrates existing technologies from within Broadcom's cable, satellite and networking groups. By combining these technologies, the BCM7316 offers a low-cost solution for the IP-STB marketplace. The BCM7316 design is based on Unified Memory Architecture (UMA), using a 133-MHz, 16- or 32-bit wide Double Data Rate (DDR) memory interface for added system performance. The BCM7316 is capable of decoding transport streams delivered via the fully integrated 10/100 Mbit Ethernet controller, via the SATA host interface from an external hard disk drive, or from an external TS input source such as a DVB-C/S or T NIM.


  • Data transport processor support for DIRECTV®, MPEG transport streams, DES/DVB descrambler, NDS ICAM, XTV, VGS and play/record from/to hard disk
  • MPEG-ATSC-compliant audio/video decoders include MP@ML MPEG2 video decoder, decode of MPEG Layer 1 and Layer 2 audio, support for Dolby® AC-3 and compressed PCM
  • Provides a cost-effective solution for IP-based applications that require MPEG2 A/V decoding
  • Fully integrated MPEG2 A/V decoder, MIPS CPU, Ethernet controller and peripherals for complete STB system enabling a low-cost solution for next-generation IP STBs


  • IPTV
  • Set-Top Boxes

Lifecycle Status


Specification Value
Lifecycle Active
Distrib. Inventory No


MoCA 2.0-enabled STB SoC


MoCA 2.0-enabled STB SoC


HD Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) SoC