Mirics Chipset Supports All Terrestrial and Cable TV Standards Globally

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
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Second-generation chipset lowers cost, power and size while extending functionality and support

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — CeBIT 2011 — Mirics today announced a chipset that supports all terrestrial and cable TV standards deployed globally, making it possible for tablet, notebook and desktop computers to receive content wherever there is a broadcast signal. The FlexiTV MSi3113 – which is Mirics’ second-generation chipset – surpasses the size and power consumption benchmarks set by its predecessor, at lower cost, making standard and high definition broadcast reception accessible to a wider audience.

Designed for use with Mirics’ FlexiTV™ processor-efficient software demodulator algorithms, the MSi3113 chipset consists of the MSi003 multi-standard RF tuner chip and the MSi2501 USB bridge chip. Each is supplied in an ultra compact 5×5 mm package. This small footprint makes the chipset extremely well-suited to integration on the main board of a tablet PC or motherboard of a notebook PC.

In addition to support for the full range of worldwide terrestrial and cable TV standards, MSi3113 is also suitable for all mainstream digital radio standards, including DAB, DAB+, DMB and HD Radio, and can deliver FM signals. It incorporates an infrared remote control capability.

“The new generation silicon delivers an exceptional price/performance/size combination, extending functionality while reducing footprint and power consumption,” commented Jay Nunez, vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at Mirics. “The MSi3113 chipset provides tablet and PC manufacturers with a simple route to leveraging the broadcast TV software already built into many modern Windows PCs across the globe.”

Mirics’ new FlexiTV MSi3113 chipset is currently sampling to selected partners. Mirics products will be on display at the CeBIT show in Hannover, Germany, from March 1st – 5th, 2011 at Sapphire Technologies’ booth in Hall 17, D60.