NEC System-on-Chip enables Viewing of Digital Terrestrial Broadcasts on Analog Televisions

NEC EMMATM2TS system-on-chip (SoC) for tuners enables digital terrestrial broadcasts to be viewed on current analog televisions The NEC EMMA2TS incorporates a Full SegNote orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) channel decoder compliant with the Japanese Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting-Terrestrial (ISDB-T) digital-terrestrial standard; MPEG2 signal decoder; and image-display functionality. This combination of features in a single-chip solution is the first of its kind, and enables consumer electronics manufacturers to easily build tuners that convert digital broadcasts to analog.

NEC EMMATM2TS system-on-chip is compliant with the “simplified DTT tuner” specifications and guidelines published by the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and the Association for Promotion of Digital Broadcasting (Dpa) in preparation for the full migration to digital terrestrial broadcasts in Japan. Volume production is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2009, and is expected to reach 300,000 units per month by 2010.