Advanced Television

Mirics chipset supports TV for tablets

March 2, 2011

Mirics has announced a chipset that supports all terrestrial and cable TV standards deployed globally, making it possible for tablet, notebook and desktop computers to receive content wherever there is a broadcast signal. The FlexiTV MSi3113 – which is Mirics’ second-generation chipset – surpasses the size and power consumption benchmarks set by its predecessor, at lower cost, making standard and high definition broadcast reception accessible to a wider audience.

Designed for use with Mirics’ FlexiTVTM processor-efficient software demodulator algorithms, the MSi3113 chipset consists of the MSi003 multi-standard RF tuner chip and the MSi2501 USB bridge chip. Each is supplied in an ultra compact 5×5 mm package. This small footprint makes the chipset well-suited to integration on the main board of a tablet PC or motherboard of a notebook PC.

In addition to support for the full range of worldwide terrestrial and cable TV standards, MSi3113 is also suitable for all mainstream digital radio standards, including DAB, DAB+, DMB and HD Radio, and can deliver FM signals.

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