Newport Media Demonstrates World's First Mobile TV System-On-Chip (SOC) For MediaFLO

Monday, February 11th, 2008

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BARCELONA, Spain (Mobile World Congress Hall 2 – H04) — Newport Media, an innovative fabless semiconductor company supplying products to the mobile broadcast media market, today announced sample availability of the world’s first complete single-chip solution for the MediaFLO™ mobile broadcast platform. The NMI700 FLO™ mobile digital TV receiver integrates a RF tuner, demodulator, MAC and all required memory into a single monolithic CMOS device that will enable designers of cellular handsets, and nonconnected portable devices to deliver the smallest, power-efficient and cost effective products available.

“Sample availability of the NMI700 SOC represents a significant technical and business milestone for Newport Media,” said Mohy Abdelgany, president and chief executive officer for Newport Media. “Newport Media clearly stands alone in its ability to offer best in class SOC solutions for all major commercial mobile TV standards. The addition of a pin-for-pin compatible MediaFLO SOC to our portfolio of DVB-T/H and ISDB-T SOCs will significantly enhance our ability to be the supplier of choice for mobile TV system silicon solutions.”

Key features of the NMI700 solution include up to 120dB of variable gain and greater than 50dB of adjacent channel selectivity. The device consumes only 20mW of power, yet still combines an extremely low 3.0 dB noise figure with a very high +5dBm IP3. The monolithic chip includes a dual-band VHF and UHF radio, a FLO demodulator, MAC, plus all necessary memory in a very small footprint. No other external memory, baluns or loop filters are required to create a complete solution with a very low bill of materials.

Newport Media’s NMI700 FLO IC is being demonstrated this week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Visit Newport Media at its booth at Hall 2 – H04 for more details.