Thursday, February 4, 2010

Telegent's Latest Analog Mobile TV Chip -- 6x6mm

Telegent Systems, a start-up based in Sunnyvale, California, introduced its third generation analog mobile TV receiver chip based on 65nm CMOS process technology. The chip delivers free-to-air analog TV and FM broadcast reception on mobile devices, enabling consumers to enjoy live television programming -- whether news, sports, soap operas or movies -- while on the go.

Telegent's TLG1121 provides global support for NTSC, PAL and SECAM TV broadcasts. The third generation device features a 6 x 6 mm package, reducing size by 25 percent compared to Telegent's second generation solution while consuming 25 percent less power from the battery. The smaller package size provides manufacturers greater flexibility in PCB layout, enabling smaller, sleeker handset designs. Sampling begins in Q2.

Telegent said its mobile TV solution even delivers stable picture quality while in transit at speeds up to 430 km/h.

"The third generation of our analog mobile TV technology builds on the breakthrough we have delivered in picture quality and mobility while achieving further reduction in size and power consumption," said Samuel Sheng, Telegent's president and chief executive officer. "The TLG1121 will enable the next generation of mobile TV devices with longer viewing times and innovative designs, while meeting consumer requirements for viewing experience under both stationary and mobile conditions."

  • In November 2009, Telegent Systems filed SEC papers for a proposed initial public offering of its common shares.

  • In October 2009, Telegent Systems reported a rapid uptake in its free-to-air analog mobile TV products, shipping a record 50 million mobile TV receivers since mid-2007.

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