MaxLinear has low-cost universal TV tuner
MaxLinear announced a TV tuner IC that meets all global digital and analog cable and terrestrial TV standards, and can be used in digital/analog televisions, terrestrial and cable set-top box (STB) applications, and portable TV applications.
The MxL5007 is implemented entirely in CMOS, which contributes to low cost, low power consumption, and good heat dissipation. It consumes 300mW of power, which the company said is three- to six-times lower than competing products.
Engineering samples and evaluation kits will be available in Q4 2007, and production quantities are expected in Q2 2008.