MILPITAS, Calif. -- LSI Logic Corp. today claimed development of the industry's most highly integrated tuner chip for cable modems. The chip, called Hi-IQ, integrates all the critical radio-frequency elements for cable-based telephony and broadband access applications, according to the Milpitas company.
The Hi-IQ tuner is the first integrated circuit in LSI Logic's new product roadmap for wideband RF applications. The RF strategy is "designed to address the imminent communications convergence," said Phil Welsh, director of marketing for LSI Logic's Broadband Access Division.
The new tuner chip, designated DPS7000 Hi-IQ, is intended to complement LSI Logic's series of cable-based products, such as the MultiLynx 2161 and 2151 universal cable transceivers. The company said the tuner chip will fill out its offering of total solutions for cable-modem and set-top box applications.
The tuner is housed in a 64-pin TQFP package and is priced at $7.40 in quantities of 10,000. Samples are available now with production quantities in the first quarter of 2002.