Broadcom Announces Cable Broadband Solution Optimized for Multi-dwelling Units in China

C-HPAV 1.0 Technology Provides Operators with Cost-effective IP-based Transport

BEIJING, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CCBN 2015 -- Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today introduced a complete high-speed coaxial cable solution with new access technology for Chinese subscribers in multi-dwelling units (MDUs). The new BCM63500 and BCM63333 devices integrate the China HomePlug AV 1.0 (C-HPAV 1.0) standard endorsed by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT), the Chinese government agency overseeing broadcasting in the region, to provide operators with an economical solution for broadband services over cable. For more news, visit Broadcom's Newsroom.

The new chipset will allow Chinese cable operators to extend broadband services to home subscribers outside of China's major coastal cities, particularly in densely-populated apartment buildings. The integrated C-HPAV 1.0 standard complements Broadcom's existing C-DOCSIS technology by addressing different bandwidth and subscriber density levels than are required for C-DOCSIS deployments. Broadcom will showcase its latest innovations at CCBN in Beijing, March 26-28.

"Broadcom has delivered a solution that allows cable operators in China to provide services to a previously underserved segment of the MDU market," said Ernie Bahm, Broadcom Senior Director of Cable Head-end Product Marketing. "The new Broadcom C-HPAV 1.0 solution provides our customers with access technology that allows them to take advantage of the large installed base of coax to support multiple MDU markets throughout the region."

"We are pleased with Broadcom's C-HPAV 1.0 solution, which allows us to expand our offerings to a broader footprint of subscribers in our network," said Liang Dong, Henan Cable Network Co., Ltd Technical Director. "Cost-effective and standards-compliant cable broadband modems will allow us to address the growing MDU market in 2015 and beyond without any interoperability issues."

"With new cable modems integrating the C-HPAV 1.0 standard, Kingtype Group now has a more complete portfolio to address the needs of consumers in China," said Mr. Yu Bo, Kingtype Group VP & CTO. "Broadcom's latest chipset design allows us to build new solutions for cable customers in densely populated areas."

Broadcom's BCM63500 master chip contains TDMA media access control (MAC) and physical layer (PHY) functions, and is located in a fiber termination point in the basement or just outside of an MDU building. The BCM63500 can support up to 64 BCM63333 C-HPAV 1.0 client modems, which are in subscriber's homes.

Key Features of the BCM63500 and BCM63333 HPAV 1.0 Chipset

Delivers 30 percent increase in speed than solutions currently available on the market
SARFT-compliant
5 to 85 MHz operation
TDMA MAC supports 64 clients
Availability
Broadcom's BCM63500 and BCM63333 are currently sampling.

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