System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at DotNetNuke.Framework.DefaultPage.OnLoad(EventArgs e) in e:\websites\\public_html\Default.aspx.cs:line 791 Low-cost 3-in-1 TV tuner chip debuts | TvTechnology

Low-cost 3-in-1 TV tuner chip debuts

March 2, 2006

The new MicroTuner MT2131 integrates an ASTC, NTSC and DCR tuner into one chip.

Microtune unveiled a three-in-one TV tuner Feb. 27 intended to drive digital TV reception into the cost-sensitive consumer TV mass market.

Integrating three tuners — analog, digital and cable — in a chip smaller than a thumbtack, Microtune's new MicroTuner MT2131 tuner delivers performance that exceeds all three existing U.S. TV requirements: ATSC, NTSC and Digital Cable Ready (DCR), according to the company.

Eliminating more than 100 components from the silicon tuner bill of materials, BOM, the MT2131 cuts external BOM cost by 60 percent. By breaking through the sub-$3 cost barrier, it enables manufacturers to deploy a tuner across all TV models, sizes and price points.

Microtune has published its internal benchmark tests of the MT2131 and a comparison of the MT2131 to the measurement test results of the FCC's study.

For more information, visit

Back to the top

Receive regular news and technology updates.
Sign up for our free newsletter here.