Texas Instruments Incorporated announced that initial Hollywoodâ„¢ DTV single-chip solutions for mobile phones are now being delivered to TIâ€™s customers who manufacture handsets worldwide.
Broadcast digital TV can now be delivered into the cell phones of millions of consumers worldwide while maintaining low cost, long battery life and attractive phone size.
TIâ€™s Hollywood chips are the first in the industry to integrate the mobile TV tuner and demodulator into one piece of silicon using standard 90 nanometer digital process. Consumers should expect to find the first mobile phones with TIâ€™s Hollywood chips inside on the market in late 2006.
â€œMobile TV is expected to boost 3G adoption, much like camera phones did for the 2.5G market and add significant new revenue to both television broadcasters and mobile phone operators,â€? said Gilles Delfassy, TI senior vice president and general manager for TIâ€™s Wireless Terminals Business Unit.
â€œBroadcast TV to the mobile phone is starting to find market traction worldwide; in order to integrate this function in the cellular handset, the solution needs to be small in form factor, low in power consumption, and low in cost. Typically TV functionality necessitates 3 individual chips to handle the RF, baseband, and memory portions; but the three constraints mentioned suggest that, vendors that offer an integrated single-chip solution will allow their handset partners a market-leading advantage,â€? said Alan Varghese, principal analyst at ABI Research.
TIâ€™s first two products in the Hollywood mobile DTV family are the DTV1000 and the DTV1001. Hollywood chips support open industry standards. Primary standard support includes DVB-H which is being deployed world-wide including Europe, the U.S. and parts of Asia, and ISDB-T which is being deployed in Japan. DVB-H and ISDB-T use OFDM (orthogonal frequency division multiplexing) technology which provides good spectral efficiency and immunity to multi-path to offer improved mobile TV performance.
The DTV1000 supports DVB-H operating at 470â€“750 MHz (UHF) and 1.670â€“1.675 GHz (L-band) frequency ranges, while the DTV1001 supports ISDB-T one-segment operating at 470â€“770 MHz frequency range.
In addition, both the DTV1000 and the DTV1001 chips interface with TIâ€™s family of OMAPâ„¢ applications processors.