SiLabs unveils first single chip multimedia digital tv demodulator

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Silicon Laboratories has unveiled what it claims to be the industry's first single chip multimedia digital tv demodulator. The Si2167 demodulator combines satellite, terrestrial and cable digital-video broadcast (DVB) functions in one integrated device.

According to SiLabs, the ic provides the smallest single chip, multistandard demodulation solution on the market and enables the smallest footprint for a DVB-S/S2 demodulator. Available in a 48pin 7 x 7mm QFN package and by supporting DVB-T/C/S/S2 in a single device, the Si2167 is designed to eliminate the need for multiple demodulators. The IC's DVB-T/C core is an enhanced version of the Si2165 ic core, a terrestrial and cable demodulator. "Our objective in the video market is to deliver global front end solutions that offer size and cost advantages with improved performance," said Dave Bresemann, vice president of Broadcast products at SilLabs. "The combination of the Si2167 multimedia demodulator and our award winning Si217x hybrid silicon tuners provides a small footprint, high performance solution for terrestrial, cable and satellite reception." Evaluation boards, samples and pre-production quantities are available.