Press Release
Sunplus Offers IC Solution for DVB Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting Applications
Sunplus SPHE1002 MPEG Decode and SPDC210/230 DVB-T QAM demodulator delivers a high performance and cost effective DVB-T Turnkey Solution to the Market
Las Vegas, January 8, 2007 - Sunplus, the leading IC supplier for consumer electronics products, today announced that its New DVB-T turnkey solution, which includes backend MPEG Decode chip SPHE1002 and front-end DVB-T QAM Demodulator Chips SPDC210/230, for DVB-T STB or Portable DTV Solution is available to the market. Sunplus DVB-T turnkey solution is among the first dual chip DVB-T STB solutions to deliver the digital terrestrial broadcasting reception and also to have multimedia add-on features such as MPEG1/2/4 Video Decode, MP3/AAC/PCM Audio Decode, USB and Card Reader functions, which are embedded in SPHE1002. Sunplus newly front-end DVB-T Demodulator chips SPDC210/230 are the most advanced chips to perform the world-class DVB-T stationary and mobile terrestrial reception functions.

Within Sunplus DVB-T turnkey solution, in addition to have state-of-the-art MPEG1/2/4/DivX Video and Audio Decode in SPHE1002, the SPDC210/230 offer worldwide lowest power consumption for around 200mW, quicker channel scan speed better than existing competitors performance, and good echo performance in single frequency network as well as multiple frequency network. For mobile application, SPDC230 can run up to 130kmh high speed reception under the condition of 16QAM and 2/3 coding rate.

"We're delighted to continue our strong and mutually beneficial relationship with Sunplus' customers by working together to bring DVB-T solutions to consumer electronics OEMs, ODMs, and Brand Name Makers around the world," said Ho-Jung Ou, the General Manager of Home Entertainment Business Unit of Sunplus Technology, Corp., "The real value of Sunplus SPHE1002 and SPDC210/230 DVB-T turnkey solution lies in extending the powerful, rich features embedded to provide consumers with a low power, interoperable, customizable easy-to-use user interface, and all formats compliant digital entertainment experience across all range of devices and platforms."

Besides having DVB-T turnkey solution for STB and portable DTV application, Sunplus also offers DVB-T built-in module for Europe TV or DVR system application, which is to match to Sunplus LCD-TV SPV7030 or DVR SPHE7300 solutions as an add-on module to become the most advanced leading DTV or DVR solution with digital terrestrial broadcasting reception for the Europe market.

"Sunplus keeps developing the IC and system solutions for the next generation of consumer electronics devices, which will offer true convergence and interoperability along with the performance and advanced functionality users have come to expect. Sunplus portable, stationary, and mobile DVB-T solutions can lift up the DVB-T digital terrestrial broadcasting reception into a new level of industry standard" said C.C. Huang, the Chairman of Sunplus Technology Corp.

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