Fabless semiconductor company, Newport Media, unveiled its Sundance series platform technology at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The Sundance series platform will enable products that are substantially smaller, less costly and more power efficient than other solutions for mobile digital TV, said the developer. According to Mohy Abdelgany, president and CEO of Newport Media, “The technology we demonstrated at 3GSM World Congress leapfrogs current performance metrics and significantly raises the bar for other mobile TV solutions. Our focus on system performance, scale of integration and implementation optimization will enable its customers to develop handsets with high-performance mobile TV at very attractive price points and form factors.”

The company has developed a proprietary system architecture that combines a tri-band, direct-conversion radio and a high-performance OFDM demodulator in a single device with roughly half the power consumption of previous solutions. The Sundance series platform of products will comprise single-chip tuner/demodulator products, as well as individually packaged tuner and demodulator solutions. All Sundance series solutions use low-cost CMOS process technology. It will support all popular mobile TV standards including digital video broadcasting-handhelds (DVB-H), digital video broadcasting-terrestrial (DVB-T), digital multimedia broadcast (DMB), integrated services digital broadcasting-terrestrial (ISDB-T) and MediaFLO.

The platform will offer advanced features that significantly improve system performance, reception quality and design flexibility, while enabling capabilities such as personal video recorder functionality previously available only in full-sized set-to-box (STB) products.

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