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RF SoC supports global TV standards for cell phones

Barcelona, Spain—Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. unveiled the S3C4F60, a 65-nm single-chip mobile TV SoC, which combines a channel decoder with an RF chip.

Samsung's S3C4F60 supports all worldwide TV standards with respect to frequency range and channel bandwidth, giving consumers the ability to enjoy real-time news, sports, weather forecasts, and live entertainment anywhere.

Samsung's receiver chip supports six different mobile TV standards and complies with all related specifications of DVB-H/T (ETSI EN 300 744, EN 302 304, EN 301 192 and MBRAI); ISDB-T (ARIB-B29/ B31 1/ 3-Seg); T-DMB (Korean T-DMB, DAB (Eureka-147)); and DAB/ DAB-IP standards. The integrated built-in multi-band RF tuner supports VHF III (174-240 MHz), UHF (470-862 MHz), and L-bands (1350-1750 MHz).

Samsung's S3C4F60 also offers a significant boost in mobile performance. It is capable of providing 180 Hz Doppler frequency performance at DVB-H 16 QAM, 8 K, 2/3 CR, and 1/4 GI. As a result, mobile TV products can achieve sharp reception of digital TV signals, even inside high-speed trains like the TGV, ICE, or Shinkansen traveling at speeds of up to 300Km/hour.

Fabricated in Samsung's advanced 65nm process and housed in a tiny 5x5mm wafer level chip scale package (WL-CSP) to minimize the footprint, Samsung's S3C4F60 integrates into a single chip a low noise amplifier (LNA), embedded SRAM, A/D converter, PLL, CPU (ARM 7) and a low drop-out (LDO) regulator.

Samsung's S3C4F60 is scheduled for mass production in the third quarter of 2008 and samples will be available from March 2008.

Samsung's suite of advanced products for portable consumer applications will be on display at the Mobile World Congress 2008 in Hall 1, Booth #D33, of the Fira de Barcelona, Montjuic.

Samsung Electronics, www.samsung.com

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