Sharp VA3C5CZ920 Industry’s first tuner module for China Digital Television Terrestrial Broadcasting System

Sharp has developed the VA3C5CZ920, the industry’s first tuner module compatible with GB20600-2006, the China Digital Television Terrestrial Broadcasting System Standard. This tuner module is less than 1/100th the size of conventional “can” tuners for receiving China’s terrestrial digital broadcasts. Unlike conventional can tuners, key component tuners like this one mainly go into mobile equipment and must therefore be extremely small. The VA3C5CZ920 answers this call with a compact, single package achieved through proprietary high-frequency and high-density-mounting technologies that came out of Sharp’s experience in developing tuner modules for One-Seg, Japan’s terrestrial digital broadcast format.

The small package size of just 10.7 x 10.7 x 1.4 mm means that Sharp VA3C5CZ920 tuner module can go into mobile equipment such as portable TVs and allow them to receive terrestrial digital broadcasts. Sample shipments will start in late January 2008.