02.22.2005 12:00 AM
Philips Launches Chip for DVB-H Reception on Cell Phones
Philips Electronics is launching a System-in-Package (SIP) the size of a thumbnail that will include all the functionality of a complete DVB-H digital TV receiver.

"This is a revolutionary development, integrating all the components of a digital TV receiver into a space small enough to fit into a mobile phone. As a broadcast technology, watching TV on the mobile phone is the natural progression from listening to radio and downloading video clips," said Mario Rivas, executive vice president, Communications Businesses at Philips Semiconductors,

Handset vendors participating in the next phase of the DVB-H trials will be able to obtain a small system board in the second quarter of 2005. Later this year a SIP will be available that will offer a smaller footprint and lower power consumption, allowing more than 10 hours of viewing before consumers will need to recharge their phones. The SIP will also support over-the-air software updates from DVB-H broadcasts.

For more information on the SIP and the software Philips will be offering to work with it, see the Philips Semiconductor press release Philips launches solution for TV on mobile.


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

Sue Sillitoe, White Noise PR /   Thursday 09:10 AM
Fairlight Unveils the Next Generation of Audio Post Production
Wall Street Communications /   Thursday 01:00 PM
NUGEN Audio AES Product Preview

 
Featured Articles
Discover TV Technology