STMicroelectronics launches Silicon Tuner and Single-Channel DVB-S2 Demodulator

STMicroelectronics today announced the launch of a new STB ‘front-end’ chipset for digital satellite high-definition TV equipment. The new STV6110A silicon tuner and the STV0903 single-channel satellite TV demodulator meet all the requirements of the DVB-S2 standard for broadcast applications. The use of DVB-S2 by consumer equipment manufacturers is strongly increasing in a wide range of applications, including Pay-TV and free-to-air STBs, integrated digital TVs (iDTVs), PC TV cards and the emerging high-definition Blu-ray (BD) equipment.

The DVB-S2 standard increases the capacity of satellite communications links by 30% compared to DVB-S (Digital Video Broadcast for Satellite), which has been in use for many years by satellite operators worldwide. The STV0903 demodulator is packaged in a 14 x 14mm 128-pin LQFP and is priced at $9 in quantities of 10,000. The STV6110A tuner is packaged in a 5 x 5mm 32-pin QFN and is priced at $1.5 in quantities of 10,000. Both devices are available now in production volumes.