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Date: 07-01-10

DTV tuner IC from Marvell

Marvell has unveiled new Marvell 88DE8500 hybrid silicon tuner IC with integrated Clear RF technology for receiving analog and Digital TV (DTV) signals on air and via cable. Available for worldwide use, the alignment free, new hybrid tuner provides optimized Automatic Gain Control (AGC) to receive weak analog and digitals signals for an acceptable picture performance.

Targeted for slim DTVs and Set Top Boxes (STBs) Marvell 88DE8500 is a CMOS silicon tuner that operates without using external components like Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) filters, Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs) and other tracking filters. The chip is capable of tuning to channels in the RF range from 40.5 MHz to 1002 MHz and converting those frequencies to a programmable low Intermediate Frequency (IF). Marvell single chip hybrid demodulators for Europe (88DE8020) and North America (88DE8010) along with this tuner are designed to provide total system solution for growing digital TV market.

"Marvell's RF front end silicon solution for DTVs and STBs push the envelope in performance and cost, enabling manufacturers to deliver state-of-the-art products to consumers," said Dr. Nikhil Balram, Vice President and General Manager for the Digital Entertainment Business Unit, Communications and Consumer Business Group at Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. "Marvell's high-definition digital entertainment products enable world-class media processing, providing consumers with a groundbreaking audio/visual experience."

Package: 32 pin QFN

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