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Broadcom's Advanced Satellite Communications Technology Selected By EchoStar's DISH Network(TM) Service
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Broadcom's Advanced Satellite Communications Technology Selected By
EchoStar's DISH Network(TM) Service

Advanced Modulation and Turbo Code Technology Deployed In EchoStar's
DISH Network High-Volume Set-Top Box Product Line=20

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Broadcom Corporation
(NASDAQ:BRCM), a leading provider of silicon solutions enabling
broadband communications, today announced that EchoStar Communications
Corp. (NASDAQ:DISH) is using Broadcom's 8PSK (Phase Shift Keying) turbo
code technology across EchoStar's newest line of DISH Network(TM)
satellite TV receivers, including the DISH 111, DISH 311, DISH 322,
Dish Player-DVR 522, DISH 811 and Dish Player-DVR 921 products.

Broadcom's 8PSK turbo code is an advanced modulation and coding
technology that increases information throughput by 35 percent in a
given bandwidth or radio frequency link with no additional power
requirements. This capability allows EchoStar's DISH Network to
provide more programming services to subscribers using their current
dish antennas. With the help of Broadcom(R) turbo code technology in
DISH Network's new line of satellite set-top boxes, DISH Network hopes
to expand the wide variety of available video and audio programming to
include local stations for additional geographic areas, international
programming and bandwidth-hungry, high-definition TV programming.

"Our customers want access to more channels and are increasingly
requesting targeted programming and HDTV channels," said Mark Jackson,
Senior Vice President of EchoStar Technologies Corporation.
"Broadcom's turbo code technology enables us to deploy a field-proven
solution meeting the technical performance that our service offering
requires. We can provide our customers expanded services while
continuing to provide them the variety and premium quality channels
they have come to expect from DISH Network."

"The fact that EchoStar, one of the leading DBS service providers in
the U.S, has begun to use our technology across its satellite receiver
product line is a clear indication of Broadcom's ability to bring
advanced technology solutions to the cost-conscious consumer
electronics market," said Daniel A. Marotta, Vice President of
Broadcom's Broadband Communications Group. "We've invested over 3
years of effort working with EchoStar to take our 8PSK turbo code
solution from the initial specification to a rigorously tested
production ready product. It is satisfying to see our solution going
into volume deployments today which allow EchoStar to provide even more
services to their DISH Network customers."

Product Features

The BCM4500 is a highly integrated, all-digital satellite receiver that
supports BPSK, QPSK, and 8PSK modulation, operating with both advanced
modulation satellite systems and legacy QPSK systems. The advanced
modulation turbo-code forward error correction (FEC) decoder delivers
extremely high performance, approaching theoretical capacity limits,
with no requirement for external RAM. This versatile receiver
provides full variable rate operation from 1-30 Mbaud, providing
multiple operating points for optimal system deployment. Other
features include an integrated microcontroller for configuration,
acquisition and performance monitoring, and a host interface that
operates via a high-level application programmers' interface to reduce
host software development time and simplify system integration.

The BCM3440 Direct Conversion Satellite Tuner delivers superior
performance for the direct broadcast satellite market, and offers all
the advantages of standard logic CMOS process. The fact that the
BCM3440 is fabricated in CMOS technology is significant because it is a
widely available, cost-effective technology and provides a path for
integration with other Broadcom satellite products.

The BCM4500/BCM3440 chipset is available and is priced at $20 for
volume quantities. The BCM3440 is packaged in a 48-pin TQFP, while the
BCM4500 is offered in a 128-pin MQFP. The BCM94500 Advanced
Modulation reference design, which integrates the chipset, is available
today for system evaluation, test and design.

About Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation is a leading provider of highly integrated silicon
solutions that enable broadband communications and networking of voice,
video and data services. Using proprietary technologies and advanced
design methodologies, Broadcom designs, develops and supplies complete
system-on-a- chip solutions and related hardware and software
applications for every major broadband communications market. Our
diverse product portfolio includes solutions for digital cable and
satellite set-top boxes; cable and DSL modems and residential gateways;
high-speed transmission and switching for local, metropolitan, wide
area and storage networking; home and wireless networking; cellular and
terrestrial wireless communications; Voice over Internet Protocol
(VoIP) gateway and telephony systems; broadband network processors; and
SystemI/O(TM) server solutions. These technologies and products support
our core mission: Connecting everything(R).

Broadcom is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and may be contacted at
1-949-450-8700 or at www.broadcom.com.

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Hmm that is interesting!

Putting many things in 8PSK would open up a lot of space, of course in saying that a lot of people would need upgraded receivers to see all the 8psk stuff.

I wonder if there will be a major Dish Network hard ware upgrade coming up for those with old equipment?
 
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Well they probably are looking ahead. By making all current selling boxes 8PSK compatible, in 5 years they can switch and most boxes will already be converted to 8PSK.

If the new boxes are a lot harder to crack by pirates because of the intergrated smart card, moving the premium channels to 8PSK would be one way to slow down piracy. I would see them moving various packages to 8PSK in an orderly fashion to cut down on costs of reciever replacement. But, it would surprise me if any conversion happened in less than 3 years.
 
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Re: Broadcom's Technology Selected By EchoStar's DISH Networ

rtt2 said:
today announced that EchoStar Communications
Corp. (NASDAQ:DISH) is using Broadcom's 8PSK (Phase Shift Keying) turbo code technology across EchoStar's newest line of DISH Network(TM)
satellite TV receivers, including the DISH 111, DISH 311, DISH 322,
Dish Player-DVR 522, DISH 811 and Dish Player-DVR 921 products.


Hmm, I would be interested in waiting on a 311 for that fact, but I'm thinking of getting a 510 too... I would have to agree with Mike on the fact that it will probably be a few years since their newest DVR (with the exception of the 522 and 921) does not have the coding... although, it sure would help with the rollout of local channels...


~Alan
 
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I'm also curious, could they use 8PSK for upcoming local channels on SuperDISH and inform the customers that if they want the local channels, they will have to purchase these receivers, which will work fine for new subscribers and maybe have some sort of upgrade deal for exsisting subscribers in those places and slowly change out receivers for the rest of the country?


~Alan
 
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I was expecting this at some point. It will be some time however, before we see any benefit. It may be the case where they will offer new content only to those people who have newer equipment. Probably niche programing.
 
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DenR said:
I was expecting this at some point. It will be some time however, before we see any benefit. It may be the case where they will offer new content only to those people who have newer equipment. Probably niche programing.


I don't know... there are rumors going around about DirecTV possibly experimenting with new coding on their Hi-Def channels, and VOOM experimenting with MPEG4 encoding, I would think that Dish would be smart to try some radical things... maybe not a drastic change all at once, but certainly something to entice customers to get the ball rolling....


~Alan
 
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Now I know how they are going to get additional space for the HD channels at 110 in the future.
 
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Compressing locals a further 30% would make a dent I bet in capacity. I also wonder if they decide to take the locals in the markets where there are wing slots and put them all on one dish in 8psk. Perhaps a receiver swap may be cheaper than installing a new Dish 300 and necessary switches and cabling. It would certainly please the FCC getting locals on one dish. They could then reuse or resell the swapped receivers and get some money in return.
Or they could put up new standard channels in 8psk only. Kind of like they did DiscoveryHD, providing an incentive to upgrade your receiver. The prospect of new content and channels like HBO Zone or @Max would cause me to upgrade.
There are just a lot of receivers out there. 9 million customers and god knows how many receivers.
 
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2001 press release about the chip giving more detail. I am sure some figures are not as accurate because it is over 2 years old


Broadcom Chipset Increases Satellite Bandwidth up to 50 Percent; EchoStar's DISH Network Endorses New Broadcom Technology.
Business Wire, June 20, 2001

Business Editors/High-Tech Writers

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 20, 2001

Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq:BRCM), the leading provider of integrated circuits enabling broadband communications, today announced the availability of the industry's most highly integrated, highest performance silicon solution for reception of consumer satellite TV services. Broadcom has designed a chipset that can increase channel offerings for satellite TV companies while utilizing existing satellite bandwidth. The Broadcom(R) BCM4500 Advanced Modulation Receiver and BCM3440 CMOS Satellite TV Tuner together enable service providers like EchoStar's DISH Network(TM) to gain a more than 35 percent increase in useable bandwidth from their existing satellites. The BCM4500 also achieves a bandwidth improvement of up to 50 percent compared to standard digital video broadcast satellite (DVB-S) transmissions that are in use today.

Broadcom designed this new chipset to enable satellite TV providers to offer additional high-definition television services and more channels while using the current satellite frequencies licensed to Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) providers. For example, Broadcom's chipset will allow a DBS operator to deliver three high-definition TV (HDTV) channels over a single satellite transponder instead of the two channels currently available. Satellite TV broadcasters can also use this technology to transmit a greater number of revenue-generating HDTV channels to each customer without requiring consumers to change their hardware. The Broadcom chipset is adaptable to current industry set top boxes that were manufactured with an expansion port, such as the DISH Network Model 6000 HDTV satellite receiver.

"Our customers want access to more channels, and they are increasingly demanding bandwidth-intensive HDTV channels," said Mark Jackson, Senior Vice President of EchoStar Technologies Corp. "Broadcom's advanced satellite TV compression technology can allow us to begin planning for future expansion of our high definition TV services while continuing to offer our customers the variety and premium quality channels they have come to expect from DISH Network."

Broadcom's BCM4500 receiver achieves breakthrough levels of data throughput by implementing 8PSK (Phase Shift Keying) modulation along with advanced Forward Error Correction based on turbo codes, which enable low-power, reliable communications.

"Broadcom is now delivering satellite technology that outperforms anything available today. We believe that the BCM4500 and BCM3440 will contribute to the continued expansion of the direct-to-home video market, and help accelerate the two-way satellite market," said Tim Lindenfelser, Vice President and General Manager of Broadcom's Broadband Communications Business Unit. "Broadcom has established a clear leadership position in developing cost-effective CMOS chips for converging communications markets that boost performance to previously unattainable levels."

Product Features

The BCM4500 is a highly integrated, all-digital satellite receiver that supports BPSK, QPSK, 8PSK and 16QAM modulation, operating with both advanced modulation satellite systems and legacy QPSK systems. The advanced modulation turbo-code Forward Error Correction (FEC) decoder delivers extremely high performance, approaching theoretical capacity limits, with no requirement for external RAM. This versatile receiver provides full variable rate operation from 1-30 Mbaud, providing multiple operating points for optimal system deployment. Other features include an integrated microcontroller for configuration, acquisition and performance monitoring, and a host interface that operates via high-level application programmers interface to reduce host software development time and simplify system integration.

The BCM3440 Direct Conversion Satellite Tuner delivers superior performance for the direct broadcast satellite market, and offers all the advantages of standard logic CMOS process. CMOS technology is significant because it is a widely available, cost-effective technology and provides a path for integration with other Broadcom satellite products.

Designed to operate with the BCM4201 QPSK Satellite Receiver and the BCM4500 Advanced Modulation Receiver, the BCM3440 provides extremely low phase noise to enable high performance 8SPK operation with low-cost QPSK LNBs (Low Noise Block Converters). It is designed to support the full DVB-S operating range with support for 950 to 2150 MHz L-Band input frequencies. The BCM3440 is based on a direct-conversion architecture to reduce external component count and increase performance.

The BCM4500/BCM3440 chipset is currently sampling and is priced at $20 for volume quantities. The BCM3440 is packaged in a 48-pin TQFP, while the BCM4500 is offered in a 128-pin MQFP. The BCM94500 Advanced Modulation Reference Design, which integrates the chipset, is available today for system evaluation, test and design.
 
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has the p3 up and running and has the p4 hack....just rhough id let you know :)
 
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zuki1 said:
has the p3 up and running and has the p4 hack....just rhough id let you know :)


the p3 is not up and running zuki has taken money from countless people for a script that does nothing

the p4 is not hacked either
 
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