Hybrid Digital/IPTV HD PVR Set Top Box with MaxLinear DVB-T2 Tuner
MaxLinear Inc. and 3view Ltd. today announced a joint collaboration on the 3view HD Digital TV Recorder, a hybrid IPTV and DVB-T2 set top box that enables UK consumers to receive free-to-air HD channels and Internet content.
The 3view HD Digital TV Recorder includes a 500GB hard drive, dual MxL5007T DVB-T2 broadcast tuners and broadband connectivity. The receiver enables consumers to view and record a wide variety of free content in the UK, including 50+ TV channels, all free-to-air HD channels, YouTube videos, and other Internet protocol TV (IPTV) content. The integrated Sky Player and BBC iPlayer allow users to “catch up” on previously broadcasted TV shows on these two networks. In addition, the receiver provides a simple user interface to view personal photos and home videos, stream digital music, and interact with friends & family through Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites.
MaxLinear's MxL5007T digital terrestrial tuner measures only 5 mm x 5mm in a 32-pin QFN package, providing a small, flexible and low power front end solution that's ideal for multi-tuner terrestrial STBs and digital TV designs. The tuner uses MaxLinear's proprietary digital CMOS technology to meet the stringent performance requirements of the UK DTG DBook6.1 for DVB-T2 receivers and legacy DVB-T receivers. The device features integrated channel filtering and on-chip 94dB gain to deliver high quality signal reception of weak signals even under conditions of extreme analog and digital interference typically found in terrestrial applications.
The MxL5007T has a flexible output intermediate frequency (IF) ranging from 4 to 44 MHz to support a wide variety of demodulators for DVB-T2, ATSC, ATSC M/H, and ISDB-T applications. An integrated on-chip loop through function greatly simplifies STB designs for multi-tuner applications such as PVRs, media servers/gateways, and televisions supporting picture-in-picture.
3view is currently accepting orders for the 3view HD Video Recorder at £299 ea (with the 500GB HDD).
3view is a UK-based technology company that was founded in 2006. John Donovan and Ed Silvester set up the company to provide the first set top box on the market that effectively combined the best of the Internet with free-to-air TV in a single package. 3view is using advanced technology and open standards to challenge conventional rigid methods of broadcast delivery and to provide the benefits of Internet TV and video direct to the consumer. 3view aims to use the Internet attributes of openness, community and personalization to deliver a higher quality and more in-depth experience from their set-top box. 3view have brought together a team of highly focused experts dedicated to responding quickly to market changes which allows the company to challenge the sector and deliver the most innovative and forward looking product available.
About MaxLinear, Inc.
MaxLinear, Inc. is a leading provider of radio-frequency and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for broadband communication applications. MaxLinear is located in Carlsbad, California.