NXP Launches the World's First Ultra-low Power Terrestrial and Satellite Multi-band Silicon Tuner for Portable TV

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008
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Supports all global mobile broadcast standards, making anytime, anywhere TV viewing a reality

NXP Semiconductors, the independent semiconductor company founded by Philips, today made available a truly anytime, anywhere digital TV viewing experience with the launch of the world’s first multi-band silicon tuner, TDA18292. Building on NXP’s pole position in silicon tuners, the TDA18292 is the first to support the five global TV standards for portable devices (DVB-T, DVB-H, DVB-SH, T-DMB, ISDB-T) and five prominent frequency bands (VHF, UHF, L1, L2, S-band).

The ultra-low power, low noise, small footprint and high immunity to other cellular and connectivity standards, makes the TDA18292 an ideal TV solution for notebooks, USB sticks, Portable Multimedia Players (PMP), portable DVD players, mobile phones, portable navigation systems (GPS) and other handheld devices – at a very low cost of less than $2, for high volume quantities.

“NXP’s new silicon tuner is a significant achievement in driving anytime, anywhere availability of TV,” said Philip Sun, Executive Vice President, Afa Technologies. “Afa is taking advantage of our collaboration with NXP to deliver low-power and high-performance TV solutions for portable and handheld devices.” Afa Technologies will integrate the TDA18292 silicon tuner with new AF9100 multi-standard demodulator series, building on its successful collaboration with NXP.

“We are very happy to work with NXP, using the S-band availability in the TDA18292 to build integrated solutions for DVB-H and the new DVB-SH satellite standards,” said Federico Ruiz, VP Engineering, SIDSA. “At Mobile World Congress, visitors will be able to see how effectively SIDSA combines NXP’s TDA18292 silicon tuner with our new low power demodulator in a robust, integrated solution for portable TV viewing.”

“The multi-band silicon tuner, TDA18292, highlights NXP’s prowess in stretching the boundaries of portable TV solutions and making a huge leap towards a ubiquitous digital TV viewing experience,” said Guy Ducos, General Manager, TV Front-end and Media Interfaces Business, NXP Semiconductors. “NXP’s TDA18292 enables ODMs and OEMs to deliver architectures that receive TV on high speed mobility modes, while drastically increasing the reception performances even in areas of low-level signals.”

Key Features of the NXP Multi-band Silicon Tuner, TDA18292

  • Multi-standard: DVB-T, DVB-H, DVB-SH, T-DMB and ISDB-T applications
  • MBRAI 2.0 and Nordig V1.0.3 compliant
  • Multi-band: VHF band III, UHF, L1 and L2 band, and S band
  • Supports 1.5/5/6/7/8 MHz channel bandwidths
  • Low cost BoM: fully integrated balanced LNA, integrated VCO, no balun required
  • Excellent sensitivity: less than 3 dB noise figure
  • Wide dynamic Automatic Gain Control (AGC), 70dB range, 0.5dB control step
  • Ultra-low power 20mW (DVB-H), 170mW (DVB-T), 80mW (T-DMB)
  • Power down mode available
  • Multi-reference clock frequency compliant: 16MHz for quartz (XO), 19.2, 26, 38.4 and 52MHz for external reference (e.g. TCXO)
  • Zero-IF output interface to channel decoder
  • Low supply voltage 2.7V analog / 1.8V digital
  • Small form factor package 32-pin HVQFN, 5mm x 5mm outline