Friday, January 16, 2009

Built-in TV tuner heading for netbooks and laptops

Telegent Systems announces single chip system

By Amy-Mae Elliott

Your next netbook could come complete with a built-in TV tuner thanks to Telegent Systems. The company has announced the launch of the first free-to-air, single-chip TV receiver for PCs, laptops, MIDs and netbooks. The hybrid chip receives both digital and analogue TV, a solution that Telegent says "reduces the complexity and cost of adding live TV to portable devices". The TLG2300 is a single-chip CMOS hybrid TV receiver that claims low power usage that supports DVB-T, PAL/SECAM/NTSC TV and FM radio.

The TLG2300 is currently in sampling with customers and Telegent says it "has received a great deal of interest from Laptop manufacturers keen to reposition the laptop as a media centre".

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