DivX certifies high-definition chip from Broadcom for HDTVs and set-top boxes


Mumbai: DivX announced the high-definition (HD) DivX Certification of Broadcom Corporation’s BCM7405 system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution.

Building on Broadcom’s current family of SoCs, including the BCM7452 and BCM7403, the BCM7405 provides advanced internet provider (IP) functionality and improved video and audio performance for satellite, cable, and IP set-top boxes (STBs). This next generation product can support the playback of DivX 1080p content, and other key integrated features for digital television content such as recording, playback, time-shifting and trick modes.

"DivX is a key player in high-quality digital content distribution and consumption, and we are pleased to continue collaborating with them to support our shared customers’ goals of supporting the widest selection of video and audio content formats," said IPTV Set-Top Box Products for Broadcom senior director of marketing Aidan O’Rourke.

DivX technology significantly reduces the file sizes of digital video, and DivX Certification enables consumers to play DivX video content on a range of entertainment devices. This improved compression makes it easier to move and share high-quality content between devices, making the entertainment experience more enjoyable for consumers. By supporting HD DivX, the BCM7405 will play an important role in bringing these technology benefits to the market.

"This new DivX Certified chip from Broadcom illustrates our commitment to ensuring a high-quality video experience across any device," said DivX chief executive officer Kevin Hell. "Working with Broadcom has afforded us the opportunity to meet the rising demand for our high-definition solution in the emerging product categories of digital televisions and set-top boxes."

Products that bear the DivX Certified logo have undergone a rigorous testing program to ensure interoperability, security, and visual quality. DivX Certified products enable consumers to create, play, and share high-quality video content across a range of devices and platforms.