Silicon Labs launches single-chip hybrid TV receiver
September 28, 2011

Semi conductor specialist Silicon Labs has launched what it claims to be the first single-chip hybrid TV receiver family designed to simplify the design of TVs, set-top boxes, Blu-ray recorders and PC accessories.

The new receiver family includes the Si2185 hybrid receiver, which combines a digital/analogue TV tuner, a multi-standard analogue demodulator and DVB-T and DVB-C demodulators. The receiver family also includes the Si2115/13/11 digital-only receivers designed for DVB-T and DVB-C digital set-top boxes offering terrestrial and cable reception.

According to Silicon Labs, the new Si2185/15/13/11 receiver family enables TV and set-top developers to eliminate various external components such as surface acoustical wave filters, tracking filter inductors, wirewound inductors and low-noise amplifiers.