STMicroelectronics Cable TV Demodulator Deliver Increased Performance

STMicroelectronics today announced a new-generation development of the industry-leading STV0297 Cable TV demodulator. The STV0279E High Performance QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) Demodulator adds new features to the widely-used STV0279D to deliver dramatic performance improvements that enable the demands on other elements in the reception chain to be relaxed, so reducing Bill of Materials (BOM) costs for manufacturers. In addition, the STV0279E can achieve near-perfect reception on less-than-ideal or degraded networks. The STV0297E interfaces directly to any MPEG 2/4 decoder. Its small footprint, low power consumption and outstanding performance, coupled with the ability to reduce the cost of other system components, make the STV0279E a highly cost-effective cable TV solution.

The STV0279E is available in volume now, in a 10 x 10mm TQFP64 package, priced at $3.00 in quantities of 10,000 units.