Intel Delivers Dual Channel Demodulators

Intel Delivers First Dual Channel Enhanced Demodulators For Consumer Electronics Devices

TVonics Adopts New Demodulators to Deliver Advanced TV Capabilities

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 29, 2007 – Intel Corporation today unveiled its first Digital TV dual channel demodulators for the consumer electronics (CE) market segment that is housed on a single piece of silicon. The demodulator extracts the digital channel from the target broadcast signal to deliver high-quality broadcast TV reception.

The new Intel CE 6250 Dual Channel COFDM Demodulator and Intel CE 6251 Dual Channel Diversity-Enabled COFDM Demodulator expands Intel's CE offerings by allowing manufacturers, such as UK CE manufacturer TVonics, to deliver highly integrated advanced digital home entertainment capabilities for a variety of future consumer entertainment devices, such as personal video recorder set top boxes (PVR STBs), integrated digital televisions (iDTV) and TV-enabled personal computers (PC-TV).

As CE manufacturers look to accelerate time to market delivery of their products in sleeker and more cost effective designs, the new dual channel demodulators deliver lower power consumption, smaller package size and improved value without compromising the high performance required in next-generation DTV devices that receive Digital Video Broadcasting – Terrestrial (DVB-T) over-the-air broadcast transmissions. Shipping in excess of 11 million DVB-T demodulator chips in 2006, Intel is building on the performance and power advantages established by its single channel devices. Intel's products also adhere to a variety of standards with performance headroom as CE providers deliver new services in the years ahead...