Sharp has developed and will introduce into the Japanese market the VA3A5JZ912 tuner module for One-Seg terrestrial digital broadcast reception.
The VA3A5JZ912 features the industry’s smallest package size and lowest power consumption, as well as offers enhanced receiving performance when the user is moving at high speeds. The receiving frequency band is between 470 to 770 MHz (UHF channels 13 to 62).
In response to such needs, Sharp applied high-density mounting technology to achieve the industry’s smallest package size (7.3 x 7.3 x 1.25 mm) approximately 45% smaller in volume than a previous model, the VA35JZ9910. It also developed a chip set combining a tuner IC and an OFDM demodulation IC which use a proprietary control function to minimize current consumption. The result is the industry’s lowest power consumption (85 mW).
In the future, Sharp will continue to expand and strengthen development of key devices that contribute to making mobile equipment even more compact and energy efficient.
The sample price with included tax will be 10,000 yen. The VA3A5JZ912 will be available on July 2, 2007, and the start of volume production on September 30, 2007. The production capacity will be 1 million units per month.