As product names go, BCM7445 is as boring as it gets. But if you want better video, the Broadcom chip might get you excited.
That's because the processor, designed for Net-connected video devices and announced at the CES show today, is among the earliest to support a new video compression technology variously known as H.265, MPEG-5, and HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding). It's the successor to the very widely used H.264, aka AVC and MPEG-4 Part 10.
H.265 brings two notable features. First, it can match the quality of H.264 with half the network bandwidth, … Read more