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Samsung fields multiband mobile TV chipset

Posted: 02 Jul 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:digital mobile TV? multi-band RF tuner? system-in-chip?

S3C4F31

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd launches what it claims as the industry's first 65nm multistandard channel decoder (S3C4F31) and multiband RF tuner (S5M8602) chipset that supports multiple digital mobile TV standards including DVB-H/T, DAB-IP, ISDB-T and terrestrial DMB.

"Although a new market, we see high growth potential in mobile TV applications," said Yiwan Wong, vice president, System LSI Division, Semiconductor Business, Samsung Electronics." With initial product launch targets for the Europe and Asia markets, we are introducing our high performance mobile TV chipset technology with added feature support to serve the needs of the entire mobile TV industry."

Samsung's multi-standard, multi-band mobile TV chipset integrates a broad range of segment standards. As countries worldwide introduce their mobile TV service standards, the chipset allows end users to choose which broadcasting services they want to use without changing their mobile application, said Samsung.

The multi-standard channel decoder, which transforms analog signals into digital signals to restore the image and audio source, is fully compliant to DVB-H/T, T-DMB, DAB, DAB-IP and ISDB-T 1 segment standards. The high signal reception rate is a core characteristic of the devices, which realizes a smooth mobile TV experience even on high-speed trains.

The multi-band RF tuner, which receives the analog broadcast signal, has a simplified circuit structure by applying a low IF to compliment the conventional zero IF. It is also a general purpose tuner that supports UHF, VHF and L-band commonly used in Europe and the U.S. The wide use of the RF tuner compliments the advanced performance of the multi-standard channel decoder.

This new chipset is offered either as two standalone ICs or as a system-in-chip package which places together the RF tuner and the channel chip on a single module package.

Samsung provides extensive customer support in terms of software, reference platforms, test solutions and extended component line up such as the application processor. The multi-level of support decreases the development time needed for the handset and mobile applications designers to create new mobile TV functionalities.

The new mobile TV chipset requires no external low noise amplifier (LNA) and additional memory ICs, significantly reducing system BOM cost. The chipset supports Link Layer processing to output fully error-corrected IP datagrams or MPEG2 transport streams.

Samsung's multi-standard channel decoder (S3C4F31) and multi-band RF tuner (S5M8602) chipset is now sampling with mass production slated in Q4 '07.




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