Samsung eyeing the Chinese CMMB market

Samsung Electronics has unveiled the industry’s first 65 nanometer (nm) channel decoder RF system-on-chip (SoC), the S3C4F71.

Targeted specifically at China’s mobile TV broadcasting market, this new device will enable consumers to enjoy real-time news, sports, weather forecasts, and live entertainment via their mobile handheld devices.

On a single die, Samsung’s new S3C4F71 SoC combines a zero-IF CMOS RF tuner, a supporting UHF and S-band frequency range and a China multimedia mobile broadcasting (CMMB) standard compliant baseband channel decoder with 8MHz channel bandwidth. This new SoC also has sufficient embedded memory capacity for operation without the need for additional external memory.

According to market research firm, Techno Systems Research, the CMMB Mobile TV market is forecast to reach 6.5 million units in 2009 and grow at a compound annual growth rate of 64 percent to 47 million units in 2013.

Samsung’s S3C4F71 is scheduled for mass production in the second quarter of 2010, and samples are currently available for selected customers.

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