Broadcom adds RDK support to STB platforms

Thursday 8 February 2018 | 15:14 CET | News

Broadcom announced that its connected home STB platforms support the Comcast Device Software Reference Design Kit (RDK) and tru2way on-screen guides. The company also entered into a strategic development deal with RDK Management at the 2018 RDK Americas Summit to closely integrate its chipset-level software development kits (SDKs) with RDK’s open source software.

The Comcast RDK is a pre-integrated software bundle that powers tru2way, IP or hybrid set-top boxes. The RDK includes the CableLabs OCAP Reference Implementation software along with other open source components. By incorporating Broadcom's flagship BCM7425 Dual HD Transcoding MoCA 2.0 Gateway platform, developers using Comcast's RDK can create rich, multi-screen TV home entertainment experiences.

Broadcom said its deal with RDK Management will provide a common software porting layer to simplify and standardise RDK deployments across CPE suppliers used by video and broadband service providers worldwide. The new approach announced will allow for a more efficient process to keep Broadcom SoC SDK versions in synchronisation with RDK versions. Specifically, RDK Management will work with its strategic partners and Broadcom to coordinate RDK-based code changes to Broadcom SDK porting layer versions.

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