LONDON Frontier Silicon Ltd. and Silicon & Software Systems Ltd. (S3) have said they are planning to stage a demonstration of a multi-mode reference design for mobile digital television. The demonstration is due to take place during the 3GSM World Congress, which is due to open in Barcelona, Spain on Feb. 12.
The reference design includes Frontier Silicon's Paradiso (FS1030) chip, which is a mobile TV receiver IC supporting DVB-H/DVB-T/T-DMB/DAB-IP mobile TV receiver, and onHandTV multi-standard mobile digital TV client software from S3 (Dublin, Ireland).
The two companies have been working together on mobile TV for over a year, Frontier (Watford, England) said.
"The significant network interoperability testing both companies have done will ensure device manufacturers sail through compliance and device qualification, minimizing the time to product qualification in a market which has diverged across multiple standards," said Matt Hatch, vice president of mobile digital television at Frontier Silicon, in a statement.
"By using a multimode stack, OEMs and ODMs minimize additional development and integration cost to address multiple markets with similar devices," said John Maguire, general manager of consumer mobile at S3, in the same statement.