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Samsung develops complete DVB-H solution

Posted: 24 Aug 2005     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:handhelds  dvb-h  zero-if  cmos  rf tuner 

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd has developed a digital video broadcasting for handhelds (DVB-H) front-end chipset.

The DVB-H has a zero-IF (intermediate frequency) CMOS RF tuner (S5M8600) and a DVB-H/T-compliant (DVB handheld and terrestrial TV standard) channel decoder (S3C4F10) with a CPU and embedded memory.

With the Samsung chipset, mobile phone makers entering the DVB-H market can shorten their product development cycle and speed market introduction by foregoing compatibility testing and chip interface adjustments between the RF tuner and the channel decoder.

The DVB-H-compliant SoC baseband channel decoder (S3C4F10) represents the industry's first single-chip channel decoder solution, completed with all memories needed for link layer operations such as MPE-FEC decoding and IP-decapsulation.

Samsung's Zero-IF CMOS RF tuner chip (S5M8600) supports DVB-H networks internationally. It enables manufacturers to build handsets for Europe and U.S. markets using the same tuner and software.

For mobile phones targeted to handle planned broadcast TV service in the United States, the tuner operates in the L-Band (1,670MHz to 1,675MHz) frequency range. For those targeted at Europe, it also will function within the European UHF frequency range (470MHz to 890MHz) and the L-Band spectrum likely to be allocated for European mobile TV broadcast (1,452MHz to 1,477MHz).

Samsung Electronics plans to introduce its dual-mode solution supporting both terrestrial DMB (digital multimedia broadcasting) and DVB-H standards by mid-year 2006.

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