Eindhoven, Netherlands NXP Semiconductors says it has introduced the industry's first fully integrated down converter for Ku-band digital video broadcasting satellite low noise block (LNB). The TFF1004HN RF IC was developed in cooperation with Andrew Corporation for its satellite LNB.
Designed for use in the LNB of digital video broadcasting satellite (DVB-S) receivers, which are typically used by commercial satellite television operators and television networks for remote broadcasting, the TFF1004HN is manufactured using NXP's advanced QUBiC4G SiGe BiCMOS process, which eliminates the need for manual local oscillator alignment.
As part of NXP's complete LNB chip set, customers will benefit from the savings in total cost of ownership and guaranteed stability of the local oscillator, said NXP. In addition, the chip is housed in a small HVQFN24 package that measures only 4 x 4 x 0.85 mm.
Supporting RF input frequencies between 10.7 and 12.7 GHz, and using a selectable LO operating at 9.75 or 10.6 GHz, the TFF1004HN complies with Asian and European standards. Development of a U.S. compliant TFF1004HN is in progress.
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