Microtune's Tuner Enables High-Performance Mobile TV On LG Electronics' New DVB-H Phone.PLANO, Texas Plano (IPA: /ˈpleɪnoʊ/) is a wealthy suburb of Dallas, Texas, located to the north, mainly within Collin County, but also extending into Denton County. According to the 2000 U.S. -- Microtune(R), Inc. (Nasdaq:TUNE) today announced that LG Electronics, Inc. (LG) has selected Microtune's ultra low-power Mobile MicroTuner(TM) chip to enable high-performance mobile television on LG's LG-U900 DVB-H See mobile TV and DVB. mobile phone.
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FIFA n abbr (= Fédération Internationale de Football Association) → FIFA f World Cup games to mobile handheld devices using the digital video broadcast handheld (DVB-H) standard. LG announced the launch of the LG-U900, the world's first commercially available UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) The GSM implementation of the 3G wireless phone system. Part of IMT-2000, UMTS provides service in the 2 GHz band and offers global roaming and personalized features. (WCDMA (Wideband CDMA) A 3G high-speed digital data service provided by cellular carriers that use the TDMA or GSM technology worldwide, including AT&T (formerly Cingular) and T-Mobile in the U.S. ) DVB-H phone, at a ceremony in Rome, Italy on April 27, 2006. Previously, the LG-U900 mobile phone was previewed in LG's stand at the giant CeBIT fair in Hannover, Germany and was successfully demonstrated in Milan, Italy.
"As a supplier that specializes in tuners deployed today across leading stand-alone and portable devices, we understand the unique challenges of delivering a quality TV picture in a mobile environment," said James A. Fontaine, President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Microtune. "We are pleased to be working with and supporting LG as it brings the first commercial DVB-H mobile phones to market."
"To compete in the European market, home to worldwide European mobile phone manufacturers, we developed our DVB-H mobile phone to deliver superior quality and reliability," said Dr. Skott Ahn, Executive Vice President, LG Electronics. "The TV tuner is a key electronics component in ensuring excellent TV performance. We are very pleased to be the world's first UMTS (WCDMA) DVB-H phone manufacturer deploying Microtune's market-proven RF technology."
MOBILE MICROTUNER TECHNOLOGY
In the LG-U900 mobile phone, LG deploys Microtune's Mobile MicroTuner MT2260 chip, a miniature DVB-H digital TV tuner engineered to deliver robust performance in a very low-power mobile environment.
Designed with a patent-pending and proprietary architecture and Microtune's unique ClearTune filtering technology, the Mobile MicroTuner MT2260 features higher integration than other leading DVB-H tuner solutions on the market by not requiring bulky and costly external components, such as a low-noise amplifier The low noise amplifier (LNA) is a special type of electronic amplifier or amplifier used in communication systems to amplify very weak signals captured by an antenna. It is often located very close to the antenna. and transformer.
"We pride ourselves on being the performance leader in silicon TV tuner technology," added Fontaine. "To ensure true quality of reception for DVB-H devices, we designed our Mobile MicroTuner to exceed the MBRAI performance specification. With our vast experience developing tuners that detect very small signals and simultaneously manage fading conditions, 0dB echos and large adjacent channels, we believe that the MBRAI specification is, at best, a bare minimum requirement for acceptable DVB-H TV reception."
"As with our recently introduced 3-in-1 MT2131 digital TV tuner, we understand the importance of driving performance beyond the specifications to deliver a superior user experience in real-world environments. Performance beyond the MBRAI specification helps to ensure the reception of continuous TV services under marginal reception conditions, while providing superior manufacturing yield to handset makers."
Microtune recently announced that its Mobile MicroTuner technology will be available both as tuner chips and as a wafer-level chip-scale package. This chip-scale packaged tuner allows for cost-effective integration of the Mobile MicroTuner with a demodulator See demodulate.
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The Mobile and Portable DVB-T See DVB. Radio Access Interface Specification (MBRAI) is the DVB-H radio specification defined by the DVB (Digital Video Broadcasting) An international digital television (DTV) standard that is the European and Far Eastern counterpart of the North American ATSC standard. Project, and it identifies the minimum performance condition within which the radio must operate to ensure conformance to the DVB-H standard.
Microtune, Inc. is a silicon and subsystems company that designs and markets radio frequency (RF) solutions for the worldwide broadband communications and transportation electronics markets. Inventor of the MicroTuner(TM) single-chip broadband tuner, Microtune offers a portfolio of advanced tuner, amplifier, and upconverter products that enable the delivery of information and entertainment across new classes of consumer electronics devices. The Company currently holds 60 U.S. patents for its technology. Founded in 1996, Microtune is headquartered in Plano, Texas, with key design and sales centers located around the world. The website is www.microtune.com.
ANNOUNCEMENTS REGARDING DESIGN WINS AND MARKETS
It is not unusual for Microtune to announce design wins, as referenced in this release, and the announcement of these design wins, or any other design win, should not be viewed as an indicator of Microtune revenues for any current or future reporting period. The market for handheld digital television may not develop or may develop more slowly than currently anticipated. Even in the event that the market does develop, there can be no assurance that Microtune's MT2260 or other products will be selected by handset manufacturers or that if selected, such manufacturers will continue to select Microtune's products in the future to support their handsets and other mobile devices.
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