Munich, Germany and Barcelona, Spain – Infineon Technologies today announced two new highly integrated, power-efficient DVB-H/T chip solutions: OmniVia™ TUS9090 and OmniTune™ TUA9000. OmniVia™ TUS9090 is a fully integrated System-on-Chip (SoC) that includes the RF Tuner, DVB-H/T demodulator and integrated memory. OmniTune™ TUA9000 is a direct-conversion multi-band Silicon Tuner (VHF, UHF as well as the L-Bands for Europe and North America) for the reception of both DVB-H and the DVB-T Digital TV transmission signals. These products target mobile digital TV applications such as mobile phones, PDA’s, mobile media players and laptops. Enabling miniaturization of electronics system design, the two new Infineon solutions will drive towards lower system costs, reduced power consumption and eventually an increased adoption rate of Mobile TV technology and applications.
According to the research firm In-Stat, the market for mobile TV applications is expected to reach more than 18 million users by the end of 2007. The firm also predicts worldwide users will exceed 130 million by 2010.
OmniVia™ TUS9090 – Fully Integrated Digital RF Tuner and DVB-H/T Demodulator System-on-Chip
The Infineon® OmniVia™ TUS9090 is a fully integrated System-on-Chip (SoC) front-end for the multi-band worldwide reception of DVB-H/T signals, integrating the RF Silicon Tuner, DVB-H/T demodulator as well as on-chip memory with support for multiple service reception. In time-slicing mode with 10% duty cycle, the OmniVia™TUS9090 operates at less than 50mW, making this device highly power efficient.
Manufactured using the Infineon 130 nm CMOS RF technology, the Infineon® OmniVia™ TUS9090 is available packaged at a dimension of only 8 x 8 x 0.8 mm. Optionally, it can also be provided as bare die (bumped flip chip) which enables handheld device manufacturers to integrate it directly into modules and thus achieve an extremely low profile of less than 1.0mm.
The OmniVia™ TUS9090 is currently sampling with key customers. General samples will be available by the Q4 CY2007, with mass production scheduled for early CY2008.
OmniTune™ TUA9000 - Multi-band DVB-H/T Silicon Tuner
The Infineon® OmniTune™ TUA9000 is a direct-conversion RF receiver that fully supports multi-band reception for both the DVB-H and the DVB-T standards. OmniTune™ TUA9000 targets digital Mobile TV applications, such as mobile phones, PDA’s, handheld media players, and laptops, serving the wide range of regional markets adopting the DVB-H/T standards. The compact single-chip also offers unique power optimization with both single-supply operation at 2.8V and dual-supply operation at 1.8/2.8 V. In 10 percent duty cycle mode, the power consumption is only 18 mW, up to 25 percent lower than most existing solutions.
Manufactured using the Infineon 130 nm CMOS RF technology, the OmniTune™ TUA9000 has a footprint of only 5 mm x 5 mm and can optionally be offered as bare die. OmniTune™ TUA9000 integrates a number of components, including the loop filter, crystal oscillator and LNA (low noise amplifier) and, in addition, eliminates the need for SAW (Surface Acoustic Wave) filters, which further reduces system costs and overall electronics real estate. Thus, the Infineon® OmniTune™ TUA9000 saves up to 16 mm2 of board area compared to existing solutions.
“The OmniVia™ TUS9090 and the OmniTune™ TUA9000 primarily address mobile applications. These new solutions offer system IP blocks to further complement our mobile handset platform for high-end phones,” Prof. Dr. Hermann Eul, Executive Vice President and member of the Infineon Management Board and President of the Communication Solutions business group. “With mobility being an ever-increasing trend, mobile TV capabilities will become a key market differentiator for handsets. Today, we are well-positioned in this market segment due to our advanced process technology, IP, baseband and RF system know-how. Our latest digital tuner and demodulator ICs enable our customers to enter and competitively participate in this emerging market through our value-add advanced solutions.”