FREIBURG, GermanyMicronas announced the launch of MicMamba 2D-XC, a dual-tuner Digital Video Broadcast-Terrestrial (DVB-T) ExpressCard 54 reference design for notebook computers. The MicMamba 2D-XC has two independent tuners on a single card. This allows notebook users to watch one program while recording another. The card can combine the signals from both tuners to increase signal quality while moving or in marginal-reception areas. This capability, commonly called "antenna diversity," is based on the patented Maximum Ratio Combining technology licensed from Rohde and Schwarz.
MicMamba 2D-XC works with Windows XP Media Center Edition (MCE) and other third-party applications. It is built on the ExpressCard 54 form factor and uses the native PCI Express mode. Furthermore, MicMamba 2D-XC uses a low differential PCI Express signaling voltage, much above the DVB-T 2.5-GHz frequency, to minimize interference into the tuner.
MicMamba 2D-XC uses the DRX 3976D COFDM demodulator and exceeds all requirements of the NorDig-Unified v1.0.2 Receiver Specification. It features the nGene
APB 7202A PCI Express controller from Micronas and a MicroTuner MT2060 digital TV tuner from Microtune. nGene is certified by the PCI-SIG, the industry standard body for PCI Express technology, to be PCI Express 1.0a-compliant. This certification guarantees that MicMamba 2D-XC is compatible with a wide variety of notebooks PCs offering ExpressCard 54 slots.
The 2D-XC is CENELEC-compliant. CENELEC sets very rigorous standards for electrical interference, and is a requirement for equipment sold for use in consumer living rooms.
The MicMamba 2D-XC is available now. Click here for the data sheet.
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