Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Cidana, Siano team up on mobile TV USB stick for China market
Mobile TV software company Cidana and integrated mobile TV chipmaker Siano have joined forces to deliver a mobile TV USB stick for China’s CMMB digital TV standard. The device integrates Cidana's mobile TV platform and Siano's SMS 1180 CMMB receiver chip.
Cidana’s platform includes a player, conditional access management, codecs, full tuner control, network protocol stack, error resilience and concealment, esg/epg, datacasting, DRM/CA and time shifting/recording. The player can be bundled with laptop PCs or MIDs running Windows XP, Vista or Linux.
Siano's integrated SMS 1180 CMMB mobile TV receiver chip offers high performance and ultra-low power consumption in a small — 6.6mm x 6.9mm x 0.9mm — footprint. Receiving and displaying multiple TV channels in parallel, the SMS1180 includes two complete, distinct UHF and S-band paths, a baseband processor and common consumer-market interfaces, including USB, SDIO, SPI, memory mapped, transport stream and I2C.
For more information, visit www.cidana.com and www.siano-ms.com.