Ingolstadt, Germany and Plano, TX -- Microtune introduced what the company says is a first-of-its-kind tuner chip
for high-speed in-car TV. The MicroTuner MT2067 is a world-standard, automotive-grade TV tuner engineered to provide superior, stable TV reception for passengers in vehicles traveling at top speeds along the autobahn or highway. It enables automakers to improve performance, increase reliability and minimize total RF
systems costs when adding real-time broadcast TV to increasingly popular rear-seat entertainment options.
At 7 x 7 millimeters, the miniature MT2067 chip allows auto makers to replace conventional bulky modules with advanced silicon TV tuner chips. In addition to its very low profile, the MT2067 enables customers to design multi-standard global TV receiver platforms. It supports worldwide analog
and digital terrestrial standards that include NTSC, PAL, SECAM, DVB-T, DVB-H, ISDB-T, DTMB, ATSC and ATSC-M/H.
Microtune says they have shipped more than 112 million of its silicon TV tuner chips, a technology that the company claims to have invented, and that is now protected by an extensive patent portfolio.
James A. Fontaine, President and CEO of Microtune said, "We combined our silicon RF expertise with our automotive heritage and experience to develop a dedicated automotive TV tuner that yields significant performance, reliability, size and cost benefits. As with our recently announced MT1119 antenna amplifier, the MT2067 is part of a new portfolio of highly integrated RF silicon technology products targeted for the automotive market. It is engineered specifically to meet the complex, rigorous technical, operating and qualification requirements of our automotive customers, providing an advanced electronics solution as the industry strives to deliver competitive entertainment value and options to ever-more demanding consumers."
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