Alps Electric Develops a New TV Tuner for Terrestrial Digital Broadcasting
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One Casing is Compatible with Both Digital and Analog Broadcasting in Europe and North America TOKYO--(Business Wire)-- Alps Electric (NIKKEI:6770) has developed new TV tuners for terrestrial digital broadcasting - "TDA Series" - which are compatible in common casing with both terrestrial digital and analog broadcasting for Europe and North America. Shipment of samples commenced this March. In addition, we also prepared products for digital cable TV for China, Europe and other areas in this series. This series carries models that are compatible with both terrestrial digital and analog broadcasting for each area in Europe and North America and models for digital cable TV broadcasting for China, Europe and other areas. All models come in one common casing realized through our original RF circuit technology and high-definition mounting technology. Alps Electric realized a single casing size of 53x38x13mm (WxDxH) that allows compatibility with all broadcasting standards and configurations in Europe, North America and China. Mounting a tuner which meets standards of each area contributes to design flexibility for set makers who develop set products in common global designs. Improvements in the airtightness rate of the casing, restrains tuner noise and improves resistance against noise caused by other parts built into the set product. Tuners which are compatible with both terrestrial digital and analog broadcasting for Europe and North America suffer from the problem of noise in the tuner deteriorating the reception quality of the terrestrial analog broadcasting. So, to overcome this weakness, we built the original circuit into the tuner to reduce tuner noise and to realize higher reception quality for the terrestrial analog broadcasting. Principal Applications: Flat panel TVs, set-top boxes, DVD recorders, etc. Sample Price: JPY 5,250 ALPS Electric Co., Ltd. Rie ANDO, +81-3-5499-8001 Public Relations Dept. firstname.lastname@example.org www.alps.com Copyright Business Wire 2008
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