Silicon Valley's Xceive Corporation announces a TV Tuner Chip measuring only 7x7mm.
Sony developed the BTD-ZJ611 and the BTF-ZK48X (with FM) TV Tuner chip-sets that measure 20mm x16mmx2mm and 25x20x2.6mm respectively. The Sony BTD-ZJ611 TV-Tuner chip powers the NHJ Wrist Watch Television.
The Xceive TV Tuner chip is not only smaller it also is supporting more TV signal standards than the Sony. The Xceive XC3028 is an analog, digital terrestrial and cable receiver. It supports the following standards: ISDB-T, DVB-C, DVB-T, ATSC and DOCSIS.
To top it of, the XC3028 also supports onboard demodulation of NTSC, PAL and SECAM TV, making it usable anywhere in the world.
The Sony chip only does analog and NTSC. There is a different version for PAL necessary.
Samples of the XC3028 are priced at $14.50, and will be available in July. Production quantities will be shipped in early 4 th quarter, 2004. The company also offers an analog only chip called XC2028.
About Xceive Corporation:
Xceive is a fabless semiconductor company founded in 2001, and headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Xceive’s ClearView technology enables superior image quality, low power, and performance for a myriad of consumer electronic products. With a focus on single-chip RF-to-baseband transceiver ICs, Xceive enables TV signal reception in any consumer electronics device, worldwide.
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