NEC Electronics today introduc
The new product is compliant with the "simplified DTT tuner" specifications and guidelines published by the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and the Association for Promotion of Digital Broadcasting (Dpa) in preparation for the full migration to digital terrestrial broadcasts in Japan.
The EMMA2TS incorporates a Full SegNote orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) channel decoder compliant with the Japanese Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting-Terrestrial (ISDB-T) digital-terrestrial standard; MPEG2 signal decoder; and image-display functionality. This combination of features in a single-chip solution is the first of its kind, and enables consumer electronics manufacturers to build tuners that convert digital broadcasts to analog. Furthermore, the EMMA2TS suppresses power consumption to approximately 1 watt.
Nc said that it scheduled to begin volume production of the new SoC in the spring of 2009, and it was expected to reach 300,000 units per month by 2010.