Based on its recent analysis of the world mobile TV market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Telegent Systems, Inc. with the 2008 Global Mobile TV Product of the Year Award for making significant breakthroughs with its TLG1130, a highly integrated, multi-standard mobile TV receiver.
"With the mobile TV market in its initial stages, Telegent has introduced a truly innovative solution," says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Gokul Ramanujam. "As mobile TV enjoys increasing acceptance in the countries of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, the company has the opportunity to make significant gains, with Telegent's solution providing a good balance between cost, performance, and size."
The TLG1130, implemented in combination with the TLG1100, utilizes Telegent's proven proprietary SureTrak™ architecture integrating the RF tuner, demodulator, decoder, scaler, FM radio receiver, and audio/video processing on a single chip. With such a high level of integration, the company has been able to significantly optimize overall system performance with significant breakthroughs in performance characteristics such as power consumption, receiver sensitivity, and Doppler compensation.
Power consumption is a critical factor governing the large-scale adoption of mobile TV in handsets. With a power consumption rating for analog and digital broadcast reception which is one of the lowest in the market, the TLG1130 offers significant improvements in viewing time for mobile TV without affecting the core application of the mobile phone, which is mobile phone over a cellular network.
Similarly, with receiver sensitivity two to thirty times the value of the conventional TV, mobile handsets with TLG1130 demonstrate equal, if not better, picture quality. Finally, by incorporating Doppler compensation algorithms into its technology, Telegent provides stable pictures at vehicular speeds of up to 430 km/h, allowing users to enjoy a truly "mobile" television experience.
"Competing solutions from other participants are designed to support only digital broadcast standards, and the success of these solutions is subject to the deployment of infrastructure," notes Ramanuiam. "By providing support for both digital and analog broadcast standards, Telegent delivers is a winning solution, providing users the luxury of switching back to analog broadcasts in areas without DVB-H coverage, thereby solving the temporary problem of lack of infrastructure."
This compatibility with existing standards is one of the key advantages of the TLG1130. Supporting NTSC, PAL, DVB-T, and DVB-H, the chip also supports worldwide FM, and by incorporating this multi-standard support, Telegent has a future-proof chip, which will definitely make an impact on the mobile TV market.
Further, Telegent has been able to gain a significant share of the mobile TV chip market in a number of by interacting closely with carriers and handset OEMs. The success of Telegent's solutions can be gauged from the fact that the company has more than thirty customers in high volume production around the world, translating into more than 50 mobile handset models using Telegent's technology for mobile TV delivery.
As the mobile handset swiftly evolves into a device with multiple functions, mobile TV has caught the attention of consumers worldwide. The possibility of watching television on the go has been a major selling point and has been the main reason behind the traction observed in this market.
For developing a product that brings to the user the ultimate mobile TV experience, Telegent is the worthy recipient of the 2008 World Frost & Sullivan Product of the Year Award for the mobile TV chipset market.
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About Telegent Systems, Inc.
Telegent Systems (telegent.com) is a leading fabless CMOS semiconductor company providing high performance, single-chip solutions enabling free-to-air and pay-per-view mobile TV in mobile handsets, portable devices and consumer electronics. Telegent's solutions make television mobile, delivering both analog and digital broadcast reception with unparalleled sensitivity and picture quality in mobile environments, ultra-low power consumption and the highest integration simplifying mobile device design and manufacture. Telegent Systems has its US headquarters in Sunnyvale, California and a subsidiary in China.
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