Telegent Introduces World's First Single-Chip ISDB-Tb + Analog TV Receiver for Latin America Mobile Devices

By Telegent Systems, PRNE
Monday, November 15, 2010

Solution enables low-cost digital TV handset designs, delivers 50% savings on mobile TV solution cost and footprint

SUNNYVALE, California, November 16, 2010 - Telegent Systems, the company that makes television mobile, today
introduced the TLG1180, the world's first single-chip mobile TV receiver
supporting ISDB-Tb and analog broadcast TV standards with an integrated H.264
decoder. The solution is targeted at handset manufacturers that want to
differentiate their mobile devices with live, broadcast TV capability in
Latin America and other emerging markets that have planned or are undergoing
transition from analog to the ISDB-Tb television standard.

Addresses strong TV handset demand in Latin America

Latin America, along with Southeast Asia, is one of the dominant regions
driving mobile TV growth. Analyst firm Techno Research Systems estimates that
31 million TV handsets will be purchased by Latin American consumers in 2010
and that this number will grow to more than 76 million units by 2014 for both
analog and digital TV handsets. Gartner estimates that total handset
shipments in the region will increase from 133 million to 144 million units
during this timeframe.

Enables low-cost digital TV handset designs and lowers solution cost

The TLG1180 dramatically expands the types and price points of phone
models capable of carrying digital TV with its integration of an H.264
decoder in the single-chip solution. This innovation enables ISDB-Tb to be
added as a feature on low-cost phone platforms in which the mobile phone
baseband processor does not have embedded H.264 decoding capability, which is
the majority of baseband processors today. The solution's H.264 integration
enables all video decoding to occur within the single-chip system, reducing
power consumption, simplifying the design cycle, and reducing the overall
solution bill of materials by more than 50% relative to designs that
incorporate analog and digital TV and the H.264 decoder as discrete

Delivers broadest coverage to regions in transition from analog to
digital television

The TLG1180's support for analog and digital television standards in a
single-chip design also provides consumers with the broadest television
coverage. Although the transition to digital TV has begun in Brazil, with
commitments to ISDB-Tb from other countries such as Argentina, Peru,
Colombia, Chile and Venezuela, analog TV will remain prevalent throughout
Latin America for some time. The hybrid analog/digital TV support ensures
that consumers will be able to enjoy the quality of digital TV where it has
been deployed and the broad coverage of analog in the regions where it has


The TLG1180 will sample to customers in calendar Q4 of this year and is
the first in a family of ISDB-Tb mobile TV receiver solutions supporting
different customer configurations and requirements.

About Telegent Systems, Inc.

Telegent Systems is a fabless semiconductor company that enables the
reception of live, free-to-air analog and digital broadcast television in
mobile handsets and other portable consumer devices. Telegent's
television-on-a-chip solutions solve the long-standing technical challenges
that have precluded mobile reception of analog broadcast TV, enabling
manufacturers and operators to benefit from the convergence of broadcast TV
with mobile and portable devices. Telegent's products are the most widely
sold broadcast television solutions for mobile handsets in the world. For
more information, visit

Diana Jovin, VP Corporate Marketing of Telegent, +1-408-990-7092 , djovin at

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