NXP Semiconductors'sTDA18273 is
a silicon tuner integrating immunity to wireless network interference from
wireless LAN and mobile phones. The TDA18273 hybrid silicon tuner supports
worldwide TV standards - both analog and digital - and functions as a single
universal tuner platform for terrestrial and cable TV reception.
The TDA18273 silicon
tuner has a noise figure of 4dB and can be used on board or in a tuner can. The
TDA18273 can streamline the physical design of LED-backlit LCD TVs.
NXP TDA18273 silicon TV tuner includes single
supply voltage, high maximum input level and 6 x 6 mm outline HVQFN 40-pin
package and is ready for future TV standards such as DVB-T2 and DVB-C2
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