Infineon Introduces Industry's Highest Integrated Silicon Tuner for Global Digital Satellite Broadcasting Standards
The Silicon Tuner TUA6120, single-chip RF-to-Baseband satellite receiver, uses Direct Conversion Architecture and eliminates the need for image-reject filtering as well as Surface Accustic Wave (SAW) filter. Benefits of the single chip Silicon Tuner are the low Bill Of Material, reduced board space required due to smallest package size (leadless package VQFN48) , suitable for 8-PSK and QPSK modulation as well as low power consumption (< 0,8 W).
This solution meets receiver manufacturers requirements for leading-edge chips with easy RF-to-Baseband implemetation and the lowest possible bill of material, said Thomas Pollakowski, Vice President and General Manager Discretes from Infineon Technologies. With the new TUA6120 chip Infineon introduces the first Silicon Tuner of a complete family for Digital Satellite, Cable, Terrestrial and Mobile Tuner.
The TUA6120 will be available in the very small leadless package P-VQFN-48 for tuner module, dual-tuner, on-board as well as portable/mobile receiver applications for 1-way or 2-way satellite systems. The chip can be used for all applications, such as DVB-S (Digital Video Broadcasting -Satellite), ISDB (Integrated Services Video Broadcasting Japan) and DSS (Direct Satellite Systems, US). The chip also simplifies equipment manufacturing process in that a single-chip solution may be purchased and easily plugged into a module, NIM (Network Interface Module) or on-board solution.
Price and Availability
First silicon of the TUA6120 has been sampled and engineering samples plus evaluation board will be available by July 2002. Volume production for the chip is planned for Q4/2002. An Infineon reference design will be available by September 2002. Pricing for the TUA6120 will be below Euro 1.8 / $1.65 per unit for high volume production.
Infineon Technologies AG, Munich, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions for applications in the wired and wireless communications markets, for security systems and smartcards, for the automotive and industrial sectors, as well as memory products. With a global presence, Infineon operates in the US from San Jose, CA, in the Asia-Pacific region from Singapore and in Japan from Tokyo. In the fiscal year 2001 (ending September), the company achieved sales of Euro 5.67 billion with about 33,800 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the DAX index of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX). Further information is available at www.infineon.com.
Infineon Introduces Industry's Highest Integrated Silicon Tuner for Global Digital Satellite Broadcasting StandardsPress Picture
JPG | 417 kb | 1063 x 1535 px