Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Legend Silicon Releases Digital Terrestrial TV Chips for China

Legend Silicon, a fabless semiconductor company based in Fremont, California with operations in Shanghai and Beijing,
introduced two new high-performance terrestrial demodulators for the China market. The devices are aimed at handsets and other portable devices able to tune into China's digital terrestrial television broadcasting service.

The LGS-8G75 and LGS-8G77 demodulators, which are compliant with China's GB20600-2006 digital terrestrial television broadcast (DTTB) standard, enable reception of both single- and multi-carrier broadcasts. The devices support integrate analog to digital converters (ADCs) and time de-interleaver memory, and provide correction for silicon tuner IQ imbalance. Both demodulators are packaged in a 10mm x 10mm 144 pin ball grid array (BGA).

"More than 840 million television viewers in China watched the Olympic opening ceremonies, according to CSM Media Research. The Olympics offered the perfect opportunity for CCTV, China's national television network, to showcase the capabilities of GB20600-2006 standard, which we co-invented and developed," said Ben Runyan, vice president of marketing of Legend Silicon. "With our new products, Legend Silicon continues to demonstrate its leadership by bringing this digital television standard to virtually any device with a screen."

  • Legend Silicon also maintains a joint DTV Research Center with Tsinghua University in Beijing.