April 3rd 2002. Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe, a leading supplier of integrated circuits for multimedia and digital TV applications, has launched the MB86A15, a single-chip solution that is an attractive alternative to discrete QPSK NIM modules.
The chip integrates a Zero IF Tuner, a QPSK Demodulator and Forward Error Correction (FEC) circuitry ideal for DVB-S and DSS transmissions, as well as tuning-diodes, capacitance and inductive elements. Therefore only a few external components are necessary to complete a design. In addition, the MB86A15 internally generates the control signal for DiSEqC 1.x, which reduces the amount of software needed.
The device operates from supply voltages of just 2.5V, 3.3V and 5V. Due to the extremely low power consumption with a maximum dissipation of 1.5W (45Mbaud), it is available in a compact LQFP 120-pin package.
The evaluation kit for the device includes the LNB supply and also 22kHz modulation circuitry. Fujitsu provides end users with the application programming interface software in source code free of charge.
Through the use of Windows based monitoring software, the evaluation and development processes are significantly simplified. For example the Windows software offers the user a graphical bit error rate display, bar graphs for signal strength and -quality, and transponder administration using the DiSEqC standard.
About Fujitsu Microelectronics
Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe is a major supplier of semiconductor products to the European and global market. The company's main business focus is on providing systems solutions to the networking/telecommunications, mobile communications, automotive and multimedia markets.
Fujitsu offers a broad range of semiconductor devices, including telecommunications ICs, RF devices, MPEG encoders and decoders, microcontrollers and microprocessors, FCRAMs and Flash memory. The company is also a leader in colour plasma display panels. For more information visit Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe's website at http://www.fme.fujitsu.com
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