Tuning in to global digital satellites

Infineon Technologies has introduced the TUA6120, a chip that the company claims is the industry’s most integrated silicon tuner that can meet all global satellite broadcast standards.

The chip can be used for DVB-S (Digital Video Broadcasting -Satellite), ISDB (Integrated Services Video Broadcasting Japan) and DSS (Direct Satellite Systems, US) applications.

The TUA6120 single-chip RF-to-Baseband satellite receiver uses Infineon’s Direct Conversion Architecture and eliminates the need for image-reject filtering as well as a Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) filter.

First silicon of the TUA6120 has been sampled and engineering samples plus an 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 1.8 Euro / $1.65 per unit.

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