Microtune today announced a new chip platform that it said would be the foundation of its new integrated receiver products for cable and digital TV markets.

Microtune said its MicroCeiver platform is a breakthrough RF analog and digital signal processing system in a single chip.

MicroCeiver technology offers the building-block architecture for a new family of fully integrated front-end receivers that will bring low cost, miniature footprints and quality signal reception to manufacturers creating next-generation digital televisions, set-top boxes, cable entertainment hubs and IP video electronics, according to Microtune.

“As digital content, devices and applications converge, manufacturers continue to seek cutting-edge technologies that will allow them to deliver the ‘what’s next’ in consumer electronics, and quality of reception is among the keys to their success. Competition, economics and environmental concerns are also forcing OEMs to find reliable, lower-cost, multi-functional components optimized for global markets and design flexibility,” said James Fontaine, president and CEO of Microtune. “These trends will be realized by state-of-the-art receivers, and we believe our MicroCeiver technology is one of the price/performance/size breakthroughs that will help drive the future of the worldwide digital and cable TV electronics evolution.”

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