AltoBeam Releases Fourth Generation CTTB/DVB-C Demodulator IC

Thursday, March 31st, 2011 
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BEIJING — AltoBeam, a Digital Television (DTV) demodulator IC maker, today announces the worldwide release of its fourth generation CTTB/DVB-C demodulator, the ATBM8859, for the China DTV market.

The ATBM8859 is in full compliance with the GB20600-2006 (DTMB, used in CTTB broadcasting), China’s terrestrial DTV broadcasting standard, and the GY/T 170-2001, China’s equivalent to the DVB-C standard ITU-T J.83 (Annexes A and C). It supports CTTB/DVB-C reception of both high definition and standard definition signals.

“The ATBM8859 is manufactured on the advanced 55nm technology node. As such, while maintaining the smooth reception standard established by AltoBeam’s industry leading ATBM884x family, the ATBM8859 consumes less power, and is housed in a smaller footprint, fewer pin-count package than its predecessor,” said Dr. Steve Chaohuang Zeng, founder and CEO of AltoBeam. “The release of the ATBM8859 further widens the already substantial technological gap between AltoBeam and our competitors, making AltoBeam the clear choice of demodulator supplier for global TV and module makers.”

“Nowadays, premium DTV receivers need to stay competitive and relevant in three ways: functionally, they must provide smooth reception to create satisfactory user experience; electrically, they must support lower power operations to be in compliance with various environmental initiatives; and aesthetically, they must be thin to produce the harmonic appeal in modern home interior,” added Qi Deng, VP of International Sales of AltoBeam. “With the ATBM8859 offering smooth reception, low power consumption and small package, brand conscious TV and module makers can design cutting-edge products with ease.”