HD Digital Video SoC for Satellite, IP and Cable

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The BCM7404 is a high-definition satellite, cable and IP Set-top Box solution.
The BCM7404 is a high-definition satellite, cable and IP Set-top Box solution offering integrated AVC (H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10), MPEG-2, DivX, MPEG-4 Part 2 SD SP/ASP and VC-1 video decoding technology. It combines a data-transport processor, high-definition AVC/MPEG-2/MPEG-4/DivX/VC-1 video decoder, advanced audio decoder, 2D graphics processing, high-quality video scaling and motion-adaptive deinterlacing, six video DACs, stereo high-fidelity audio DACs, a MIPS32/MIPS16e class CPU, and a peripheral control unit providing a variety of STB control functions.


  • Advanced HD AVC/MPEG-2/VC-1 decoder supporting H.264/AVC main and high profile to level 4.1, VC-1 advanced profile @ level 3, VC-1 simple and main profile, HD MPEG-2 and SD MPEG-2, DivX 3.11, 4.11 and 5.x support, MPEG-4 part 2 SP/ASP and MPEG still-picture decoder
  • Advanced audio processor supporting the following: AAC LC, AAC LC+SBR level 2, AAC+ level 2, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, MPEG I layers 1, 2 and 3 (MP3), Windows Media audio, one pair of on-chip stereo high-fidelity audio DACs, 3D SRS audio support, one I2S input port and one I2S output port and S/PDIF output
  • 300-MHz MIPS32®/MIPS16e™ class processor
  • Multiple simultaneous, independent DVR channels


  • HDTV
  • Set-Top Boxes
  • IPTV

Lifecycle Status


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


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