Blusens Chooses MaxLinear for its web:tv Home Entertainment Device

Thursday, January 20th, 2011 
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The Spanish multinational relies on DVB-T HDTV receiver technology from MaxLinear for web:tv Home Entertainment Device

CARLSBAD, Calif. — Blusens, the Spanish multinational manufacturer of high-end consumer electronics, announced that it has chosen MaxLinear’s MxL101SF DVB-T HDTV receiver IC for its new web:tv connected home device that brings Internet connectivity to the television set.

Blusens’ web:tv integrates an HDTV receiver plus time shift and PVR functions that allow recording of TV programs. The web:tv is also an advanced HD multimedia player capable of connecting to computers, USB hard disks and routers to display multiple video, music and picture formats. It also features access to Blusens TV online video clubs, has a Web browser and can work with third-party applications.

The MxL101SF combines MaxLinear’s high-performance silicon tuner, with its DVB-T compliant demodulator. The MxL101SF allows the addition of a full DVB-T interface in a single chip, which delivers exceptional performance, low power consumption, small footprint and low total solution cost. All RF input signal filtering, channel selection filtering, demodulation and error correction functionality have been completely integrated, reducing the external bill of materials to a small number of standard value discrete components.

“This is a great example of a converged media platform,” said Kishore Seendripu, CEO of MaxLinear. “Since its debut, web:tv has drawn rave reviews for its innovation and performance and we’re glad that our products have contributed to its success.”

“One of the key features of the web:tv device is the ability to seamlessly integrate HDTV, Internet and a user’s own content, so outstanding DVB-T HDTV quality as that delivered by MaxLinear’s MxL101SF is essential in this device,” said Miguel Churruca, marketing director of Blusens.

With “palm-sized” super-compact dimensions (12x10x4 cm), web:tv transforms your television set into a high-end device with a great feature set. Features are driven by just a remote control, allowing a simple and ergonomic handling where the user needs just eight buttons to drive all the menus of the device.