Broadcom Enables New Denon Google Cast Ready Multi-room Wireless Sound System

January 05, 2015

Delivers Seamless Whole Home Audio Streaming over Wi-Fi

LAS VEGAS – January 6, 2015 – CES International 2015
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced that Denon® Electronics, a leading manufacturer of premium home and personal audio products, has selected the Broadcom high-end audio platform to power a new line of HEOS™ Google Cast Ready multi-room wireless speakers. The integration of Google Cast allows users to cast their favorite music apps via any Android or iOS mobile device via their home Wi-Fi network. Visit Broadcom's 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) site to learn more at www.connectingeverything.com.

Today’s announcement coincides with Google’s introduction of Google Cast for audio, which extends Google Cast, the technology that powers Chromecast, to audio devices. Denon’s new HEOS wireless sound system seamlessly interfaces with a growing list of apps including, Pandora, TuneIn and Google Play Music. Visit google.com/cast/audio to learn more.

Broadcom worked closely with Denon to bring Google Cast capabilities to the company’s HEOS wireless multi-room, high-end audio products, providing consumers and audiophiles seeking the highest quality audio experience with a flexible, whole home system. By leveraging Broadcom’s development platform with integrated high- performance processing and Wi-Fi technology, Denon was able to simplify implementation and add significant new functionality.

“Our collaboration with Broadcom allowed Denon to integrate new technologies to extend the capabilities of the HEOS wireless home audio system to support Google Cast™,” said Peter Celinski, D&M Holdings Chief Technology Officer. “By leveraging Broadcom expertise in network processing and connectivity alongside Denon’s expertise in audio, software and apps, we’re providing consumers with the leading multi-room audio experience, capable of streaming music from any Android or iOS device.”

"Based on the success of Chromecast, we’re excited to expand the Google Cast ecosystem by working with leading manufacturers such as Denon and semiconductor companies such as Broadcom to include audio devices," said Suveer Kothari, Google Cast Director of Business Development

Optimized to enable a broad range of high-end audio products, Broadcom’s audio development platform combines its powerful StrataGX™ processor and high-performance Wi-Fi/Bluetooth combo chip in a complete development platform. Broadcom development platforms offer a wide range of connectivity options and the processing horsepower to deliver best-in-class performance. By providing all the elements required for a high-end audio system in a single platform, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can quickly design, produce and go-to-market.

"By combining a rich set of multimedia and audio capabilities at very low power, our StrataGX processors are enabling the deployment of a broad spectrum of Wi-Fi devices, creating connected home environments that are more capable and customized than ever before,” said Dan Harding, Broadcom Senior Director, Compute and Connectivity. “Established consumer brands such as Denon depend on our expertise to deliver the home entertainment experience consumers crave.”


Key Features of Broadcom’s High-end Audio Platform

  • StrataGX BCM58305 Embedded Processor
    • Integrated ARM Cortex A9 processor
    • Advanced audio interfaces
    • Dual PCIe for advanced Wi-Fi
    • Integrated Ethernet switch/PHYs
    • Advanced security for content & access control
  • BCM4356 5G Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Combo Chip
    • 2 X 2 WLAN Bluetooth Combo
    • 802/11/a/b/g/n/ac Support
  • Open Platform Support
    • Apple Airplay
    • Google Cast
    • Online services and codecs

Availability
Broadcom’s high-end audio development platform is now available. This high-end audio development platform complements Broadcom’s recently announced WICED™ dual-band audio chip dual-band audio chip, aimed at the rapidly growing Internet of Things (IoT) market.

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About Broadcom
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a FORTUNE 500® company, is a global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom® products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. With the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by Connecting everything®. For more information, go to www.broadcom.com.

Google Cast Ready is a trademark of Google Inc. Broadcom®, the pulse logo, Connecting everything®, the Connecting everything logo, StrataGX™ and WICED™ are among the trademarks of Broadcom Corporation and/or its affiliates in the United States, certain other countries and/or the EU. Any other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.


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About Denon Electronics

Denon is a world leader in the manufacture of the highest-quality home theater, audio and software products. Denon is recognized internationally for innovative and groundbreaking products and has a long history of technical innovations, including the development and groundbreaking commercialization of pulse-code modulation (PCM) digital audio. Denon Electronics is owned by D M Group. For more information visit www.usa.denon.com.


About D M Group

D M Group is a global company dedicated to enhancing life through inspired sound solutions delivered anytime, anywhere. With a strong belief that “Performance is everything,” D M is focused on innovation to meet the needs of customers in an increasingly digital world. Serving the consumer, professional and automotive markets, D M Group brands include Boston Acoustics®, Denon®, and Marantz®. D M Group has approximately 900 employees worldwide, with products and services marketed in more than 45 countries.


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