Broadcom BCM7632 single chip Blu-ray solution supports 3D

Shane McGlaun - Dec 16, 2009, 6:56 am CST
Broadcom BCM7632 single chip Blu-ray solution supports 3D

Broadcom is big into many areas of the electronics industry and many of the consumer electronic products we use each day have Broadcom technology inside. Yesterday Broadcom announced a new 1080p capable media processor for mobile devices. Broadcom is now unveiling a new single-chip Blu-ray solution called the BCM7632.

The new chip is the first to offer a single die Blu-ray disc chip that supports front-end and back-end video deciding and display technologies. The chip not only supports Blu-ray playback, but also supports Netflix 2.0, Pandora, Vudu, CinemaNow and other services.

The coolest feature of the new chip is that it also supports 3D Blu-ray movies. 3D Blu-ray films will be featured by some large companies at CES next month. The catch is that the 3D Blu-ray specifications are not finalized at this point, but Broadcom says that it expects the BCM7632 to comply with the final specs.

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