Globally known chipset maker Broadcom has announced that the company’s BCM7252 SoC will power the first Ultra High Definition (Ultra HD) Android TV Set-Top Box. The chipset is already in the production stages and will be offered by ‘Free’ a French IPTV and Broadband service provider.
Free’s Android TV Set-top box will be powered by BCM7252 chipset and will support Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Streaming, Bluetooth Remote Control etc. This will further enhance the TV experience based on Android Apps and games from Google Play along with features like Google Cast and Voice Search.
[wpsm_quote author=”Rich Nelson, Broadcom Senior Vice President of Marketing, Broadband & Connectivity Group” float=”left” width=”100%”]We are very excited to be working with Freebox on this groundbreaking new platform. Supporting Android TV, Broadcom’s set-top box and connectivity devices enable Freebox to bring exciting 4K content to their subscribers in addition to all the benefits of the Android TV ecosystem.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Sebastien Boutruche, Free General Manager.” float=”left” width=”100%”]As an early innovator with our triple play service for subscribers in France, Freebox has demonstrated its commitment to affordably deliver the latest in entertainment to our subscribers, With our new Ultra HD Android TV set-top box, our customers will enjoy the stunning clarity of Ultra HD 4K content right in their homes.[/wpsm_quote]
Broadcom BCM7252 – Key Features
- Powerful Dual Core Brahma15 10.5K DMIPS CPU
- 3D OGLES3.1 GPU
- 4Kp60 or Quad 1080p60 HEVC Decode and Dual HD AVC Encode
- Integrated Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, PCIe and other connectivity peripherals
- DDR3 / DDR4 System memory interface
- Advance Security core for Ultra HD and HD Content.