Samsung announced the first 65 nanometer multi-standard channel decoder (S3C4F31) and multi-band radio frequency (RF) tuner (S5M8602) chipset which supports multi digital mobile TV standards including DVB-H/T, DAB-IP, ISDB-T, and terrestrial DMB.
The multi-standard channel decoder, which transforms the analog signal into digital signal in order to restore the image and audio source, is compliant to DVB-H/T, T-DMB, DAB, DAB-IP, and ISDB-T segment standards.
The multi-band RF tuner, which receives the analog broadcast signal, has a simplified circuit structure by applying a low IF to compliment the conventional zero IF. It is also a general purpose tuner that supports UHF, VHF and L-band commonly used in Europe and the United States.
This new chipset is offered either as two standalone ICs or as a system-in-chip package (SiP), which places together the RF tuner and the channel chip on a single module package.
This new mobile TV chip set requires no external low noise amplifier (LNA) and additional memory chips, significantly reducing the bill-of-materials (BOM) cost of the total system. The chip set supports Link Layer processing to output error-corrected IP datagrams or MPEG2 transport streams.
Samsung?s new multi-standard channel decoder (S3C4F31) and multi-band RF tuner (S5M8602) chipset is now sampling with mass production slated for the fourth quarter of 2007.