11/13/2002 - Microtune® announced that Delphi Fuba Automotive GmbH subsidiary plans to use Microtune's MT1110 broadband amplifier in its redesigned Gen ll TV Diversity Reception System. The MT1110 amplifier, ruggedized for automotive applications, enables improved video reception quality in Delphi/Fuba's mobile TV/multimedia system. It delivers robust, cost-effective amplifier performance, while providing for seamless integration in and interfacing to Delphi/Fuba's existing Gen II platform architecture.
The MT1110 will debut this year in Gen ll TV Diversity Reception Systems slated for two European models, with future migration planned for the U.S. market.
"This MT1110 design win marks a significant milestone for Microtune and for our expanded efforts in the transportation electronics market," said Douglas J. Bartek, Chairman and CEO of Microtune. "First, it extends the successful Delphi/Fuba collaboration that was announced last year when we teamed to develop a compact, high-performance TV tuner for Fuba's innovative mobile TV reception system. Second, the MT1110 represents the first design-in of a Microtune RF silicon amplifier component into a vehicle application, demonstrating the flexibility of our RF integrated circuits to support multiple markets. In the process, we provide customers like Delphi/Fuba significant competitive advantage."
With its Gen ll TV Diversity Reception system, Fuba integrates four in-glass antennas and its ScanDivTM technology with multiple Microtune MT1110 amplifiers and MT5102 in-car TV tuners into a receiver subsystem. This multiple-antenna, multiple-tuner configuration automatically switches to the best video antenna and signal path, helping avoid signal disturbances in the mobile environment and enabling superior color TV reception.
The MT1110 is designed for applications that require excellent linearity and low noise. With extremely low distortion, 75-ohm matched input-output impedances, and 5-volt operation, the MT1110 conditions the RF signal received from multiple antennas and boosts it for distribution across the multiple tuners. Developed in a cost-effective silicon germanium process, the MT1110 delivers superior price/performance, particularly when compared to alternative solutions.
The Fuba Gen II TV Diversity Receiver System is designed to support international television standards, including PAL, NTSC and SECAM. With the Microtune tuners and MT1110 amplifiers, it provides a versatile platform that can deliver a variety of TV formats today, while evolving to future telematics, wireless Internet and digital broadband services.
About Delphi Automotive Systems
Multi-national Delphi Corp. (NYSE: DPH) is a world leader in mobile electronics and transportation components and systems technology. Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA, Delphi's three business sectors — Dynamics & Propulsion; Safety, Thermal & Electrical Architecture; and Electronics & Mobile Communication — provide comprehensive product solutions to complex customer needs. Delphi has approximately 191,000 employees and operates 179 wholly-owned manufacturing sites, 41 joint ventures, 53 customer centers and sales offices, and 32 technical centers in 41 countries. Regional headquarters are located in Paris, Tokyo and São Paulo.
Microtune, Inc. is a leading silicon and systems company that designs, manufactures and markets radio frequency (RF)-based solutions for the global broadband communications, automotive electronics and wireless connectivity markets. Inventors of the MicroTunerTM single-chip broadband tuner, the Company offers a portfolio of advanced tuner, amplifier, transceiver and wireless products that enable the delivery of information and entertainment across new classes of consumer electronics devices. The Company currently holds 22 U.S. patents for its technology, with more than 50 applications pending approval that span its RF and wireless products, containing more than 2000 supporting claims. Founded in 1996, Microtune is headquartered in Plano, Texas, with key design, manufacturing and sales centers located around the world. Microtune is traded on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange under the symbol TUNE.
Microtune is a registered trademark and MicroTuner, MicroStreamer and VideoCaster are trademarks of Microtune, Inc.
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