SIDSA launches the World's first demodulator plus application processor Silicon for Portable and Mobile TV

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

The Enter e1 chipset brings the best-in-class performance together with a plug&watch capability enabling easy integration into all kind of Portable TV devices

TRES CANTOS, Spain — SIDSA enters the DVB-H semiconductor market with its new Enter e1 demodulator plus application processor chipset. This new chipset complements the current offering of Intellectual Property for DVB-H demodulator. SIDSA is the leading provider of DVB-H demodulator Intellectual Property and counts as IP customers to three of the top semiconductor vendors.

The Enter e1 demodulator chipset provides best-in-class performance, specially in high speed conditions or high spectrum operation. The chipset targets easy integration into any device thanks to the internal memory and application processor that can handle all the heavy DVB-H stuff (PSI/SI parsing, handover, ESG parsing”¦) up to and excluding the user interface and video & audio playing.

“Our main objective is to enable rapid integration into any kind of DVB-H device such as mobile phones, Portable Media Players, PDAs, etc.”, said Mr. Federico Ruiz, senior Vice President of Engineering at SIDSA, “while keeping the best-in-class performance”.

SIDSA is known by its commitment to Mobile TV deployments and overall project management. “We make solutions that work in real end-to-end systems”, said Mr. Fernandez, Head of Business Development at SIDSA. The company has placed all its know-how to achieve a demodulator chipset that can work in any condition faced in real network deployments.

Some key characteristics:

  • Full DVB-T and DVB-H support
  • Fully MBRAI compliant (exceeding most MBRAI requirements)
  • Support of all main Silicon tuners in the market
  • Support of 5/6/7/8 MHz channel bandwidths
  • Multi service MPE-FEC processing
  • Multi interface: SPI, Ethernet, TS, USB, SDIO
  • High Doppler resilience, more than 250 Hz in 8K mode
  • Less than 4 ms synchronisation time
  • Low power consumption: less than 40 mW
  • Diversity ready
  • Internal on-chip 8 Mb dynamic memory and embedded ARM processor

Recently the company has announced a second generation chipset ready for beginning of 2009 and including multi-standard capabilities as full support of DVB-H, DVB-SH and Chinese Mobile TV Standards.