02.19.2008 08:48 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
DiBcom announces development of DVB-SH mobile TV chip
DiBcom at last week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, showcased its new DVB-SH (Digital Video Broadcasting from Satellite to Handhelds) receiver chip, the DIB29098. It is designed to enable direct reception of satellite broadcasts on handhelds.
The DIB29098 includes support for dual antennas (Diversity 2) in a single chip, along with dual RF tuners supporting VHF, UHF, L-band and S-band frequencies; a dual demodulator that processes DVB-T, DVB-H and DVB-SH signals; and an urbo-decoder with its associated memory for DVB-SH FEC (forward error correction). Designed to give mobile TV manufacturers and operators a terminal solution compatible with both DVB-H and DVB-SH, it offers a seamless handover between the two transmission standards, giving them more flexibility to target different regions.
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