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Chips suit Ku-band digital video broadcast

Posted: 22 Jun 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:satellite TV? down converter? low noise block?

NXP introduces the industry's first fully integrated down converter for Ku-band digital video broadcasting satellite low noise block (LNB).

Manufactured using NXP's advanced SiGe BiCMOS process, QUBiC4G, the IC offers the first silicon solution designed for use in the LNB of digital video broadcasting satellite (DVB-S) receivers, which are typically used by commercial satellite TV operators and TV networks for remote broadcasting. The fully RF tested IC, the TFF1004HN, is more cost effective than current discrete solutions using GaAs components and dielectric resonator oscillator (DRO). TFF1004HN also provides customers increased stability and reliability.

Developed in cooperation with Andrew Corp., and now ready for implementation in their satellite LNB, the TFF1004HN is already demonstrating its value to leaders in the advanced satellite communications market.

As part of NXP's complete LNB chip set, customers will benefit from significant savings in total cost of ownership and guaranteed stability of the local oscillator. The chip is housed in a small HVQFN24 package that measures only 4-by-4-by-0.85mm, allowing for the smallest total LNB footprint when used as part of the complete NXP LNB solution.

Supporting RF input frequencies between 10.7-12.7GHz and using a selectable LO operating at 9.75GHz or 10.6GHz, TFF1004HN complies with Asian and European standards. Development of a U.S.-compliant TFF1004HN is in progress.

The TFF1004HN device is currently shipping.

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