Xceive Tuner IC Providing Unique Immunity Feature Suite

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Xceive TV tuner chips include a suite of capabilities providing enhanced immunity to many sources of RF interference such as Wi-Fi wireless LAN adapters, 2-way radio transceivers, and signals reflecting off airplanes. Xceive is demonstrating these capabilities at the 2011 CES Show in Las Vegas this week in their private demo suite (by appointment only).

Xceive Tuner IC Providing Unique Immunity Feature Suite

XCeive to provide immunity solutions for Wi-Fi, mobile communications, airplane, and other interferences

Xceive Corporation, the worldwide market leader in RF tuner ICs for TV sets, announced today that it is providing a very unique suite of immunity solutions to be bundled at no extra cost with its television tuners. No other silicon tuner can provide this set of features.

Xceive's XC5000C is the world’s most highly integrated TV tuner IC with a complete RF tuner function, global multi-standard analog demodulator, and all intermediate frequency (IF) filtering and AGC functions included. The XC5000C, with a much more powerful and flexible DSP architecture than any competitive IC tuner, provides much higher performance and flexible immunity capabilities.

Xceive's unique ability to handle nonstandard or otherwise difficult signals in every part of the world, even in remote pockets of cities where traditional tuners fail, has long been a hallmark of the Xceive advantage. The unique DSP architecture allows us to develop new solutions for virtually any situation where televisions encounter interference. Adding to this success, Xceive is adding a suite of interference immunity solutions which further differentiate it from the competition.

For example, TV cable reception using traditional TV tuners has long been susceptible to Wi-Fi interference, with many channels rendered unwatchable in the presence of any Wi-Fi adapter. Xceive's XC5000C tuner IC can provide perfect immunity to any Wi-Fi adapter or access point, regardless of whether the Wi-Fi unit is situated near the TV set or integrated within. As TVs are increasingly being shipped with integrated Wi-Fi, Xceive’s unique solution resolves a critical problem in the industry today.    

Additionally, in Japan and other countries where spectrum allocated for taxi-to- taxi data communication can severely impact digital TV reception, Xceive’s unique solution provides immunity performance exceeding that of any competitive tuner by up to 30 dB. Likewise, Xceive also provides immunity for interference from communications signals used by sea vessels in Europe, which can impact televisions in homes along the coastline.
Moreover, airplanes have caused dynamic multipath interference for those watching televisions in homes close to airports. Xceive’s robust DSP architecture allows for powerful immunity against this interference, which can cause highly distracting ‘flutter’ in televisions using CAN tuner modules and less-capable competing tuner IC solutions.

Xceive provides these immunity solutions using a variety of techniques. The XC5000C employs extremely robust and adaptive RF front-end circuitry which can sense and adapt to interference conditions. Also, Xceive’s proprietary DSP blocks are controlled and configured by a custom microcontroller core running programmable firmware allowing detection algorithms to process the signal and remove the effects of some types of interference.

Xceive will be demonstrating the interference immunity capabilities of the XC5000C tuner IC to selected customers at CES this week in their private demo suite (by appointment only).

About Xceive
Xcieve is a venture-backed fabless semiconductor company developing RF silicon solutions for television signal reception which replace the bulky “Can” tuner modules traditionally used inside television sets. Xceive is producing the XC5000, the first silicon tuner which provides performance surpassing that of tuner modules and now the upgraded version, the XC5000C. Xceive is the first silicon tuner manufacturer to achieve design wins and production ramps with several Tier one TV manufacturers. Xceive estimates that nearly 20 million TV sets have been produced for all regions of the world with its industry-leading XC5000 multi-standard tuner plus analog demodulator. This demonstrated market adoption highlights the flexibility of Xceive’s proprietary architecture which achieves true compatibility with all worldwide digital and analog TV standards.
Visit http://www.xceive.com, e-mail info(at)xceive(dot)com, or call (408) 486-5610 for more information.

Media contact:
Brian D. Mathews
Vice President - Marketing
Xceive Corporation
(408) 486-5610 x123
bmathews(at)xceive(dot)com

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