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2010-05-20 DTV subscribers to hit 887M by 2014
The number of DTV worldwide will grow from 484 million in 2010 to 887 million by 2014, according to estimates released today by Strategy Analytics.
2010-03-15 DTV chipset simplifies front-end designs
Microtune has launched a cost-effective DTV receiver chipset, which allow China TV manufacturers to deliver superior broadcast across TVs of any size, model or price point.
2010-01-18 Hybrid silicon tuner improves DTV reception
Marvell rolls out the 88DE8500 hybrid silicon tuner with integrated Clear RF technology for the robust reception of analog and digital TV signals.
2010-01-12 DTV design platform eases interface integration
The integrated hardware and software platform lets multiple ASSPs be designed into one device tailored for DTV apps.
2010-01-07 Microtune bags Samsung DTV tuner supply deal
Microtune will supply Samsung Electro Mechanical with tuners for DTVs.
2010-01-07 Digital video decoder brings UHD, 3D to DTV
The multi-standard digital video decoder design features performance of up to 4K x 2K at 30fps or HD 1,080p 3D at 60fps, using a single video pipeline implementation.
2009-12-14 Integrated receiver chip minimizes DTV BOM
The miniature RF-to-baseband chip architecture combines tuner, demodulator, filters and amplifiers.
2009-10-07 Trident takes over NXP's DTV, STB units
Trident Microsystems Inc. and NXP Semiconductors have signed a definitive agreement whereby Trident will acquire NXP's TV systems and STB business lines.
2009-07-15 Microtune to buy DTV demodulator IC supplier
Microtune Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire China-based DTV demodulator IC supplier Auvitek International Ltd for approximately $9 million in cash and stock.
2009-05-11 Telecom Malaysia may bid on DTV spec
Telekom Malaysia Bhd is mulling over bidding for the digital TV transmission spectrum that will grant the company entry to the DTV business, according to local news agency Bernama.
2009-02-12 HD video IP core supports mobile apps, DTV
Video core technologies developer Chips&Media will showcase its latest pre-configurable HD video codec IP core at International IC-China Conference and Exhibition in Shanghai, China from March 9-11.
2009-02-10 DTV media browser comes in STB edition, too
Oregan Networks Ltd has announced the availability of Oregan Media Browser 4.0 for connected DTVs, branded as Onyx, which also comes in STB edition.
2009-01-20 iSuppli: DTV chip business declined in '08
In a year full of surprises for the business, DTV semiconductor industry revenue declined in 2008 as the overall woes of the broader economy cut consumer demand, limiting total shipments and revenues for the year.
2008-09-19 DTV SoCs allow versatile connectivity design system
Broadcom has released a pair of SoC devices for the U.S. DTV market that include multiformat decoding, Ethernet network connectivity, a 3D GUI and 3D color management
2008-09-18 DTV standard challenges mobile TV spec in China
Fabless chip company Legend Silicon is rolling out three new digital TV chips based on China's terrestrial DTV broadcast standard called GB20600-2006
2008-09-01 Broadcom DTV solution touts global connectivity
Broadcom Corp. unveils its next generation of DTV SoC solutions designed for DVB-based platforms to address European and Asian markets
2008-08-29 TI slashes energy draw in DTV sets by 25
TI claims its two power management chips will help increase energy efficiency and reduce system size and cost in DTVs.
2008-08-27 Broadcom takes over AMD's digital TV biz
Broadcom Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s DTV business
2008-08-18 Fit out for HD DTV broadcasting
The U.S. TV broadcast industry's march toward becoming digital is set to unfold by the February 2009 digital switchover, when all high-power analog transmitters will be switched off. To be positioned to successfully compete in the future, serious consideration should be given to migrating as quickly as possible to a core infrastructure that is all-digital, HD-capable, and able to support the origination of multiple program streams.
2008-07-03 LNA fits cable STB, DTV tuner systems
RF Micro Devices Inc. has released the CXE-1089Z GaAs pHEMT LNA for use in cable STB and DTV applications
2008-06-19 Will patent suit remove DTV off the air
South Korea's Samsung Electronics has filed a patent infringement suit��related to the U.S. terrestrial DTV standard developed by ATSC��against Polaroid Corp
2008-06-16 PCIe packet switches enable low-cost solutions
Pericom announced the industry's first PCIe packet switch product family designed for power, size and value-sensitive applications, such as volume motherboard, wireless access points, docking stations, SOHO printers, DTV, video surveillance, graphics and mobile applications
2008-05-19 LG, Samsung pitch mobile DTV spec for North America
South Korean firms LG Electronics and Samsung Electronics announced that they will propose their jointly developed technology as the North American technology standard for mobile DTV
2008-04-15 DTV signal gaps to affect 9M U.S. households
A new proprietary study by media market research firm Centris reveals that 9.2 million U.S. households could experience receptivity problems with DTV signal coverage in the Feb. 17, 2009 DTV transition
2008-04-11 Audio DSP rolls for DTV sound processing
The AK7770 audio DSP for DTV sound processing from Asahi Kasei EMD Corp. integrates two 24bit stereo ADCs, three 24bit stereo DACs and two stereo SRCs, as well as an S/PDIF transmitter
2008-03-26 Hybrid STB eyes DTV market in China
A hybrid STB to serve the digital home market segment in China has been jointly developed by Oki Electric Industry, Intel and Huashu Digital TV.
2008-03-17 Address the power design challenges of DTV
As the growth in LCD TV picks up pace, the pressure to build more cost effective and energy efficient power supplies also increases.
2008-03-12 China Digital TV, Intel to bring advanced DTV to China
A collaboration has been forged between China Digital TV Holding and Intel for the mutual development of advanced DTV products for the China market
2008-03-10 Audio processor delivers high fidelity sound
The TAS3308 audio SoC from TI offers high processing power for audio equipment manufacturers to create demanding applications such as DTV audio subsystems and other consumer audio electronics
2008-03-07 DTV demodulator supports single/multi-carrier modes
Montage Technology has introduced the M88DD2000 single-chip digital terrestrial TV demodulator, which is compliant with the China GB 20600-2006 standard and supports single- and multi-carrier modes.
2008-02-08 ABI: DTV receiver market up for 32% growth by 2013
The global terrestrial DTV receiver market will grow from 65 million units in 2007 to more than 350 million units in 2013, representing a CAGR of 32 percent
2008-02-08 65nm DTV receivers cut power draw, design footprint
Broadcom's 65nm DTV receivers reduce power consumption by up to 40 percent and footprint requirements by up to 30 percent
2008-01-29 ST seals Genesis purchase, fortifies DTV foothold
STMicroelectronics has concluded its acquisition of Genesis Microchip, having performed all necessary steps to complete the acquisition, thereby expanding its foothold in the $1.5 billion DTV market
2008-01-14 DisplayPort ready to ramp, may target DTVs
Designed by PC makers as a replacement for the aging DVI, VGA and LVDS interconnects in desktops, notebooks and LCD monitors, DisplayPort ultimately may see use as link in DTV as well
2008-01-09 Partners aim to bring China DTV standard in handhelds
Legend Silicon and Sharp Corp. will develop an integrated single-chip solution that will enable mobile devices in China to receive GB20600-2006 terrestrial DTV broadcasts
2008-01-09 DVB-T chip rolls for portable DTV apps
Sunplus Technology Co. Ltd has launched the DVB-T SPHE1003 chip, which integrates front-end COFDM demodulator and backend MPEG decoder for DVB-T STB and portable DTV solution
2007-12-27 Analysts see DTV chip market consolidation ahead
ST's proposed acquisition of Genesis Microchip could be the beginning of a long-expected wave of consolidation among chip companies that supply the booming DTV market, according to analysts
2007-12-20 Tiny tuner picks up China's DTV terrestrial signals
A tiny TV tuner module that is compatible with China's Digital Television Terrestrial Broadcasting System Standard has been developed by Sharp Corp.
2007-12-20 Audio DSP adds Dolby Volume sound to DTVs
Cirrus Logic has introduced what is offered as the first audio DSP to feature Dolby Laboratories' Dolby Volume sound-leveling technology for DTV applications
2007-12-14 Firms unite to deliver CMMB solutions for China's mobile DTV
Siano Mobile Silicon has entered a collaboration deal with China Mobile Broadcasting Satellite and Beijing Huaqi Information Digital Technology to provide advanced solutions for the CMMB standard based on STiMi, starting at the 2008 Olympics.
2007-12-13 ST to boost DTV initiatives with Genesis acquisition
ST and Genesis have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for ST to acquire Genesis.
2007-11-27 Intel teams with China DTV provider on digital STBs
Intel has entered into an agreement with China DTV solutions provider Digital Video Networks to create a double module STB that can support interactive digital services
2007-11-15 Application processor rolls for One-Seg-enabled mobiles
Renesas Technology's SH-MobileR2 is designed for portable and mobile devices with support for One-Seg terrestrial DTV broadcasts, such as car navigation systems and personal navigation devices
2007-10-29 Firms form DTV testing group in Hong Kong
A group of companies has entered an agreement to set up the Hong Kong Digital Terrestrial Television Local Testing Group, the first organization to support both the roll out and testing of the DTV broadcasting technology in Hong Kong
2007-10-29 CableCard power controller suits high-volume apps
Micrel's new CableCard 2.0 Power Controller is suited for high-volume CE makers of digital cable receivers, DTV/HDTVs, digital DVR STBs and digital satellite receiver applications
2007-10-19 Single-chip LSI targets ATSC DTV systems
Renesas Technology's R8J66954BG offers single-chip implementation of major signal processing functions, from front-end signal input to later stages such as signal output to an LCD panel, for U.S. LCD DTVs.
2007-10-11 Chinese city soon to shift from analog to DTV
China Digital Media has entered into a memorandum of agreement with a city-owned cable network company in the western part of Guangdong province to implement a DTV digitalization project
2007-10-08 HDMI 1.3a buffer IC rolls for large DTV sets
Rohm has developed a high-performance HDMI 1.3a-compliant buffer IC specifically designed for large DTVs and multimedia monitors, where the relatively large distance between the image processor and HDMI receiver makes them susceptible to EMI and noise.
2007-10-03 DTV codec eases audio signal management
Cirrus Logic believes it has greatly simplified the challenge of audio signal management within complex DTV system designs with the introduction of the CS42324 and CS42325 DTV codecs
2007-09-27 Next-gen terrestrial DTV spec to air next year
The Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) Group, which forged terrestrial, satellite and cable DTV broadcast standards, expects to launch its next-generation terrestrial DTV broadcast specification early next year
2007-09-25 Samsung jumps into DTV broadcast patent pool
Samsung Electronics has signed an agreement to share digital-TV broadcasting patents with other TV manufacturers, according to a Reuters report.
2007-09-14 Dual DTV ruling gets green light from FCC
The FCC has approved the DTV transition rules that will require cable operators to either carry digital broadcast signals in analog format or downconvert digital signals for subscribers
2007-09-11 Altera FPGAs power China's first DTV launch
Altera announced that its Stratix II FPGAs were used by Tsinghua DTV to develop China's recently ratified DTMB national DTV broadcast standard
2007-09-10 Work underway for next-gen terrestrial DTV spec
The Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) Group, which forged terrestrial, satellite and cable DTV broadcast standards, expects to launch its next-generation terrestrial DTV broadcast specification early next year
2007-09-07 DAB/DAB+/DMB chip rolls for mobile DTV reception
Maxscend Technologies has unveiled a DAB/DAB+/DMB demodulator, which can be used for mobile DTV reception in mobile phones, personal media players and vehicle entertainment systems
2007-09-05 Cidana partners with Isreali firm on mobile DTV
China's Cidana has partnered with Israeli chip supplier Siano Mobile Silicon to develop mobile DTV systems capable of receiving DVB-T on mobile handheld platforms
2007-09-03 The worldwide woe of delivering DTV content
Many standards are being used to bring DTV content to the consumer. Even now, new standards such as DVB-S2, DVB-T2 and AVSB have been or are being defined to increase bandwidth or provide better mobile capabilities. The challenge is to overcome the technical hurdles of each so that they can be implemented properly
2007-09-03 Implement DTV receivers with cost-effective demodulator
The DTV market is growing fast, and system developers continue the search for more cost-effective ways to implement DTV receivers without sacrificing picture quality. TI's TVP9900 ATSC demodulator offers a high-performance receiver front-end solution with multipath performance
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