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NXP Semiconductors

December 16, 2010 05:00 ET

NXP Delivers Unique Silicon TV Tuner Integrating Immunity to Wireless Network Interference

TDA18273 Supports Worldwide Analog and Digital TV Standards

EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - December 16, 2010) - NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced the TDA18273 -- a unique silicon tuner integrating immunity to wireless network interference from wireless LAN and mobile phones. This is particularly important as a growing number of TVs today introduce WLAN IP TV or Google TV capability. The TDA18273 hybrid silicon tuner supports worldwide TV standards -- both analog and digital -- and functions as a single universal tuner platform for terrestrial and cable TV reception. With an extremely low noise figure of 4dB, the TDA18273 silicon tuner offers significant performance improvements over traditional can tuners, and can be used on board or in a tuner can. By using the TDA18273, system designers can also achieve a small tuner size that streamlines the physical design of LED-backlit LCD TVs. The TDA18273 will be demonstrated upon request at 2011 International CES, in the NXP demo suite at the Wynn Hotel and Casino, and is available immediately.

Facts / Highlights:

  • Additional features in the NXP TDA18273 silicon TV tuner include:
    • Single supply voltage
    • Very high maximum input level
    • 6x6mm outline HVQFN 40-pin package
  • Ready for future TV standards such as DVB-T2 and DVB-C2
  • Customers that have selected the TDA18273 silicon tuner for its high performance and small size include Funai Electric

Supporting Quotes:

  • "The market opportunity for silicon TV tuners will nearly double within five years, topping $500 million by 2014, as they replace traditional can-type TV tuners," said Gerry Kaufhold, In-Stat analyst. "As the global market leader in silicon tuners, NXP is well positioned to address the design needs of TV set manufacturers and reliably supply very high volumes. With the introduction of its latest generation high-performance hybrid silicon tuner, NXP is leading the way in supporting significant performance improvements, including immunity to wireless network interference."
  • "With the TDA18273, we've developed a high-performance silicon tuner covering all worldwide TV standards. We are extremely pleased that Funai, a leading Japanese set maker with strong presence in the US, has chosen the TDA18273," said Fabrice Punch, international marketing manager, TV front end business line, NXP Semiconductors. "Our latest silicon tuner also demonstrates that we are continuing to build on more than 20 years of experience in TV tuner IC design."


About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power Management, Interface, Security and Digital Processing expertise. These innovations are used in a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing applications. Headquartered in Europe, the company has approximately 28,000 employees working in more than 25 countries and posted sales of USD 3.8 billion in 2009. For more information, visit

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