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Microtune, Auvitek join for DTV converter box solution

Thu, 01/03/2008 - 7:44am
Traci Patterson

Microtune Inc. and Auvitek have unveiled a joint solution for manufacturers targeting the coupon-eligible DTV converter box program.

The manufacturing-ready system solution increases the time-to-market and time-to-certification for manufacturers, and it has already been implemented in two Sansonic DTV converter boxes (the FT-300A and the FT-300RT).

The Sansonic boxes have received certification from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and they will be on display at Auvitek’s suite during next week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

“Based on our proprietary and patent-pending Fade architecture, Auvitek’s DTV demodulator ICs, combined with the sophisticated high-performance TV tuner of Microtune, ensure the absolute best possible reception of digital television signals,” said Pete Birch, CEO of Auvitek. “Together, we enable digital TV converter set-tops to receive more channels, more consistently and more often for an excellent user experience.”

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