Intel Finds Its Own Multi-Standard TV Chip
Jun 13, 2006, 1:21 PM by (staff)
Intel today announced it will collaborate with Siano Mobile Silicon to integrate the company's multi-standard TV chip into its mobile platform. Siano's chip is expected to work with all popular standards other than Qualcomm's FLO. It is capable of receiving DVB, DAB and DMB video on a wide range of frequencies. Mobile processor competitor Qualcomm recently announced a chip for its 3G platforms that works with DVB-H, ISDB-T and its own FLO standard.
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Samsung Touts Exynos ModAP Chip
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Broadcom Chip Supports Multiple Wireless Charging Standards
Broadcom today announced a new system-on-a-chip that supports all of the wireless charging standards, including the Alliance for Wireless Power, the Power Matters Alliance, and the Wireless Power Consortium. The multi-standard smartphone power management unit (PMU) works automatically with all the standards, allowing device makers to support them all in a single piece of hardware.
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