Entropic Communications to Showcase c.LINK® Product Solutions for Broadband Access and Home Networking at CCBN International in Beijing

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008 
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Entropic Silicon Tuners Will Also Be Demonstrated Live at the STMicroelectronics Invitational Event

BEIJING & SAN DIEGO, CA — Entropic Communications, Inc., a leading provider of silicon solutions to enable connected home entertainment, today announced that it will exhibit its c.LINK suite of product solutions for broadband access and home networking in its booth (Hall 3, Booth 3505) at the China Content Broadcasting Network (CCBN) trade show held on March 21st – 23rd. CCBN is China’s only international conference specializing in broadcast, cable and satellite technology and one of the world’s largest trade shows for broadband networking and digital TV. Since its premiere in 1993, CCBN has become one of the largest exhibitions in Asia and in the world.

Entropic Will Be Represented In Two Locations at CCBN

Entropic will be exhibiting in Hall 3, Booth 3505 and will be demonstrating its c.LINK technology for broadband access and home networking. c.LINK Access provides cost-effective last kilometer connectivity for single family and multi-dwelling unit (MDU) applications. Entropic’s c.LINK home networking products are MoCA 1.1 compliant and enable whole home entertainment networking over coax. Entropic will be demonstrating c.LINK product solutions and featuring exhibits by its China partners incorporating Entropic’s technology.

In parallel to the CCBN conference, STMicroelectronics will be hosting an invitation only demonstration in its suite at the Sheraton Hotel in Beijing to showcase its STB5107 set-top box powered by Entropic’s RF4800 silicon tuner. Entropic’s radio frequency (RF) single-chip silicon tuner solutions enable manufacturers in China to develop cost-effective, high-performing digital cable and TV products to accommodate the country’s transition from analog to digital technologies and transmission standards.

Entropic has certified full firmware interoperability of the RF4800 tuner integrated circuit (IC) with ST’s integrated video demodulator and MPEG decoder, the QAMi5107. Ideal for motherboard designs in STB applications, Entropic’s RF4800 and STMicroelectronics’ QAMi5107, together allow for more compact receiver designs than existing solutions. The QAMi5107 is an integrated low-power, ultra-compact DVB-C single-chip MPEG/Demodulator that demodulates IF or baseband differential signals and performs MPEG-2 block processing of Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) carriers. The QAMi5107 is fully compliant with the DVB-C specification (EN 300 429 and NorDig Unified specification. Entropic and STMicroelectronics first announced their complete DVB-C set-top box reference design in November of 2007.

“We are delighted that Entropic will be represented in two locations at CCBN this year,” stated John Graham, VP of Marketing at Entropic Communications. “The annual China Content Broadcasting Network conference is a pivotal show because it allows us the opportunity to establish business relationships that lay the groundwork for future partnerships. During this year’s conference, we will be making several new partnership announcements with Chinese manufacturers. This momentum demonstrates Entropic’s continued commitment to this rapidly growing region.”