San Jose, CA--October 29, 1996--VLSI Technology Inc. (San Jose, CA) announced the VES1877, a universal DVB (digital video broadcasting)- and DSS (Digital Satellite System)-compliant satellite receiver silicon solution that includes on-chip dual ADCs (analog-to-digital converters).
The VES1877 eliminates the need for external dual ADCs and operates off of a 3.3V power supply.
The device enables set-top box, satellite receiver, and tuner module manufacturers to design a universal receiver for digital satellite TV, which can be used anyplace in the world where the DVB or DSS standards have been adopted.
The VES1877 builds upon the recently introduced dual-mode VES1777, DSS/DVB-compliant satellite receiver.
The VES1877 DSS/DVB-S satellite receiver device has been designed to be pin-compatible to the existing VES1777, providing ease of implementation and quick design time. As with its predecessor, the VES1877 offers dual DSS- and DVB-programmable features including half-Nyquist filter roll-off factor; interleaver depth; packet length; and Reed-Solomon decoder.
The chip also has the ability to disable the energy dispersion descrambler (a feature used for DVB applications). The VES1877 uses a completely digital demodulator design allowing true variable-rate functionality, supporting any symbol rate from quasi-DC to 30 Mbaud with the use of only one 60 MHz crystal. Auto-synchronization, auto-depuncturing, and auto spectral inversion are all VLSI-unique features. The VES1877 is offered in a 100-pin MQFP package. Samples will be available beginning in late November with production quantities expected late in the first quarter of 1997. VLSI's VES1877 is priced at $22.50 in 10,000 unit quantities. International pricing may vary.
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