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TV tuner chip supports analog, digital standards

Posted: 17 Mar 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:digital TV? tuner chip? analog standard?

Microtune Inc. is sampling a low-power, 1GHz tuner chip dubbed MicroTuner MT2063 that is engineered to exceed the expected performance defined by analog and digital TV standards across the United States, Europe, Japan and China.

MicroTuner MT2063 supports both terrestrial and cable broadcast transmission, meeting all relevant RF performance requirements. It supports ATSC, DVB-C, DVB-T, DMB-T, ISDB-T, NTSC, PAL, SECAM, as well as U.S. cable networks, including 256 QAM modes.

Based on Microtune's patented dual-conversion IC architecture, the MT2063 silicon tuner is intended to enable manufacturers to combine high-performance digital and analog TV capability with a small, form factor and low-power consumption at competitive cost. It permits them to build multistandard products today that cost-effectively transition consumers from analog to digital TV transmission, a worldwide TV conversion that is expected to occur at various times in various countries during the next decade.

Measuring 7mm x 7mm, the MT2063 is offered in a 48 micron-pin QFN package, supporting small form-factor designs such as extra-slim flat-panel TV sets, portable TV sets, USB tuner sticks, PC-TV PCIe MiniCards, SCART STBs and other small, popular devices.

It integrates an intermediate frequency (IF) filter, low-noise amplifier and fully integrated automatic gain control. The 1W tuner offers adjustable power modes to help reduce power consumption and conserve battery power.

Pricing is $3.50 in high volume.

Initial production is planned for Q2 2008.

- Ismini Scouras
eeProductCenter




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