Samsung announced the development of a new digital TV receiver chip, the S5H1406, which establishes a new standard for terrestrial (VSB) and cable (QAM) digital TV broadcasting performance.
The company's new chip allows digital TV receivers to acquire and track signals in hard environments such as multipath channel conditions, and where the overall receiving capability is weak.
Using the company's proprietary algorithm, the new chip offers quick access to signals, reducing transmission interference, it said.
With the development of the new chip, Samsung now offers total solutions for digital TVs, from broadcast reception to image playback and image quality enhancement, Dojun Rhee, vice president of Samsung Electronics' SoC R&D center, said.
In independent field tests, the S5H1406 succeeded in acquiring and tracking the signals of five domestic terrestrial digital TV broadcasts, it said.
The chip will be available to Asian customers in Q1 2005.