ALi launches M3821 STB SoC
June 5, 2014
ALi Corporation has launched its latest set-top box system-on-a-chip solution, the M3821, which integrates a DVB-T2 demodulator and supports the DVB-T2 standard version 1.3.1. In parallel, ALi announced a total system solution that combines the M3821 with the leading-edge MxL608 RF tuner from MaxLinear which offers superior protection against 4G/LTE, WiFi and FM signal interference.
DVB-T2 version 1.3.1, including L1 post scrambling and the T2-Lite profile, is the new specification that incorporates a subset of the very efficient existing DVB-T2 standard with some extensions specifically aimed at mobile and portable broadcast services. It offers operators more flexibility in the use of the frequency bands, thereby enabling them to provide more diverse services across multiple devices.
“DVB-T2 adoption continues to expand, with some new markets directly migrating from analogue TV to DVB-T2 1.3.1, which incorporates standards for mobile broadcasting, as the demand for viewing linear TV on smaller screens surges with popularity of portable devices,” said Tony Chang, General Manager of ALi’s International Business Unit. “ALi has been well positioned in the DTT market with a significant global market share and is now again ahead of the trend by launching the new highly-integrated M3821 solution.”