NetLogic Microsystems Demonstrating ATSC Mobile Digital TV Broadcast Solutions at CES 2010

Monday, January 4th, 2010 

NetLogic Microsystems is also Collaborating With LG Electronics on ATSC Mobile DTV Reference Design

LAS VEGAS & MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — NetLogic Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NETL), a worldwide leader in high-performance intelligent semiconductor solutions for next-generation Internet networks, today announced that it will be demonstrating live broadcast of digital television (DTV) broadcast solutions using its ultra low-power Alchemy® processors at this week’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2010 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Booth #35268. NetLogic Microsystems’ demonstrations are based on multiple customer systems targeted at service provider and automotive deployments, and are compliant with the new ATSC-M/H standard for North America.

In addition to the customer system demonstrations, NetLogic Microsystems is also collaborating with mobile DTV pioneer LG Electronics on a reference design targeted at the ATSC mobile digital broadcast TV service. The collaborative reference design will include LG’s LG2160A demodulator supporting the ATSC A/153 Mobile DTV Standard and NetLogic Microsystems’ ultra low-power Alchemy processors. LG’s LG2160A chip delivers best-in-class demodulation and equalization functions for the ATSC-M/H standard, and outputs Internet Protocol (IP) packet streams into NetLogic Microsystems’ Alchemy processors, which performs application processing and video and audio decode functions.

The new ATSC Mobile DTV standard is compatible with the 8-VSB DTV signal, and allows broadcasters in North America to utilize a variable portion of the existing 19.3 Megabit-per-second DTV channel capacity to transmit data with extremely robust characteristics to mobile and handheld devices.

“We are excited to be demonstrating our industry-leading Alchemy processors on multiple ATSC-M/H platforms, as well as to announce our collaboration with LG, on the emerging market for broadcast digital TV in North America,” said Mike Wodopian, vice president of marketing, Ultra Low-Power Alchemy Processors at NetLogic Microsystems.

NetLogic Microsystems’ ultra low-power Alchemy processors offer a high-performance processor running up to 800MHz, and integrates a high-definition video acceleration engine and an advanced 2D/3D graphics processor in a cost-effective 537-pin BGA package with 0.65mm or 0.8mm ball pitches. NetLogic Microsystems’ Alchemy processor also includes a best-in-class LCD controller with four graphics planes for 32-bit RGB support, and the Media Acceleration Engine™ (MAE) provides H.264, MPEG 1/2/4, DivX, XviD, WMV9 and VC-1 hardware acceleration.

In addition to the demonstrations at NetLogic Microsystems’ booth, the Open Mobile Video Coalition, an organization that represents over 800 TV stations across the United States, is sponsoring the CES Mobile DTV Tech Zone in the central hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center where leading manufacturers including LG Electronics, Samsung, Harris Corporation, and Dell are expected to demonstrate devices and transmission equipment for mobile DTV in North America.

For more information about NetLogic Microsystems’ ATSC demonstrations at CES 2010, please contact [email protected]