11.23.2007 12:00 AM
Kenwood Car TV System Uses Microtune TV Tuners
Microtune announced last week that Kenwood is using its MT2060 silicon tuner in its in-car rear seat TV entertainment systems. Kenwood is targeting the system to the Japanese market using ISDB-T technology.

"Highly integrated tuners represent the future of in-car entertainment, and we are pleased to be a leader in adapting the latest RF technology to our automotive TV systems," said Masachika Komiyama, general executive of the Strategic Technologies Development Center at Kenwood. "Our systems' experience, coupled with Microtune's silicon tuner expertise and established position as an automotive supplier, positions us to bring advanced TV entertainment capabilities to consumers in integrated, forward-looking and passenger-friendly designs."

James A. Fontaine, Microtune president and CEO, said that the automotive market has proved to be a "stable, predictable and sustained business for the [Microtune] company" and that he saw an opportunity to move automotive customers from traditional TV tuners to highly integrated silicon tuners.

"It provides the potential not only to expand our customer base but also to penetrate new markets in Asia, in particular Japan," Fontaine said. "With our long history as a supplier to the automotive market and with our portfolio of customer-proven digital TV tuners, we are well positioned to provide the enabling RF technology that permits our automotive customers to develop car-TV systems that enhance the vehicle passenger experience."

Four MT2060 tuners are used in the Kenwood diversity DTV receiver.


Comments
Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found




Thursday 10:05 AM
NAB Requests Expedited Review of Spectrum Auction Lawsuit
“Broadcasters assigned to new channels following the auction could be forced to accept reductions in their coverage area and population served, with no practical remedy.” ~NAB


 
Featured Articles
Discover TV Technology