Microtune has announced MicroCeiver, the foundation for its new breed of highly integrated receiver products for the digital TV and cable TV markets.

The MicroCeiver platform is a radio frequency (RF) analog and digital signal processing system in a single chip. A complete RF-to-baseband solution, MicroCeiver technology offers the building-block architecture for a new family of fully integrated front-end receivers that will bring miniature footprints and quality signal reception to manufacturers creating next-generation digital TVs, set-top boxes, cable entertainment hubs and IP video electronics.

The MicroCeiver system fuses RF analog (tuner) and digital signal processing (demodulator or channel decoding) capabilities together in a symbiotic relationship in a dense single chip. It deploys internal algorithms that continually optimize key functions across the receive chain to achieve demodulated output. Using a low noise signal path in combination with a high linearity path, it dynamically optimizes its configuration by sensing the characteristics of the incoming signal. As a result, the platform is engineered to receive TV signals in congested RF signal areas or in fringe areas.

Microtune will introduce in the coming weeks the first in the family of cable and digital TV chips based on its MicroCeiver system.

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