announces that its newly-released Opera Devices SDK 2.9 will have out-of-the-box support on Broadcom's BCM7420 set-top-box SoC platform.
This latest browser has been integrated with Broadcom’s flexible set-top box API (application programming interface), providing a common Opera porting environment across a broad range of cable, satellite and IP set-top-box SoCs. These devices include current generation products such as the BCM7400, BCM7405, and BCM7335 and next-generation 40nm devices such as the BCM7231 and BCM7425.
In addition to the common set-top-box API, the SDK uses Broadcom’s DirectFB and high-performance-graphics porting layers to implement smooth page animations and effects using powerful 2D and 3D graphics engines. HD video also benefits from the SDK’s native use of Broadcom’s decode and display hardware, which in the latest 40nm devices includes support of advanced functionality such as SVC and MVC.