SIDSA Unveils Enter e1 Demodulator plus Application Processor Chipset

SIDSA enters the DVB-H semiconductor market with its new Enter e1 demodulator plus application processor chipset. This new chipset complements the current offering of Intellectual Property for DVB-H demodulator. SIDSA is the leading provider of DVB-H demodulator Intellectual Property and counts as IP customers to three of the top semiconductor vendors.

The Enter e1 demodulator chipset provides best-in-class performance, specially in high speed conditions or high spectrum operation. The chipset targets easy integration into any device thanks to the internal memory and application processor that can handle all the heavy DVB-H stuff (PSI/SI parsing, handover, ESG parsing…) up to and excluding the user interface and video & audio playing.

“Our main objective is to enable rapid integration into any kind of DVB-H device such as mobile phones, Portable Media Players, PDAs, etc.”, said Mr. Federico Ruiz, senior Vice President of Engineering at SIDSA, “while keeping the best-in-class performance.”

SIDSA is known by its commitment to Mobile TV deployments and overall project management. “We make solutions that work in real end-to-end systems,” said Mr. Fernandez, Head of Business Development at SIDSA. The company has placed all its know-how to achieve a demodulator chipset that can work in any condition faced in real network deployments.

Some key characteristics:

  • Full DVB-T and DVB-H support
  • Fully MBRAI compliant (exceeding most MBRAI requirements)
  • Support of all main Silicon tuners in the market
  • Support of 5/6/7/8 MHz channel bandwidths
  • Multi service MPE-FEC processing
  • Multi interface: SPI, Ethernet, TS, USB, SDIO
  • High Doppler resilience, more than 250 Hz in 8K mode
  • Less than 4 ms synchronisation time
  • Low power consumption: less than 40 mW
  • Diversity ready
  • Internal on-chip 8 Mb dynamic memory and embedded ARM processor

Recently the company has announced a second generation chipset ready for beginning of 2009 and including multi-standard capabilities as full support of DVB-H, DVB-SH and Chinese Mobile TV Standards.

SIDSA is an audiovisual technology provider with activity areas in semiconductors, conditional access, digital headends and overall project management. SIDSA headquarters are in Madrid (Spain), but currently has offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, Moscow and San Francisco. In 2006 SIDSA received an investment from the Spanish private equity and venture capital groups: Inova Capital and Baring Group, which has speeded up its international expansion and growth. SIDSA’s digital TV headend portfolio includes contribution and distribution network solutions, broadcast-to-IPTV EtherTV gateways and terrestrial and mobile digital TV platforms, POLARplus, where the company has developed the most compact but fully featured headend product line in the market place. SIDSA complements the headend line with KeyFly 2.0, a smartcard-less conditional access system, specifically designed to offer the maximum level of security and flexibility in horizontal pay-TV markets, such as DTT. SIDSA also offers ultra-secure, state-of-the-art CAMs (conditional access modules) for third party smartcard-based CA. Within the semiconductors portfolio, SIDSA is introducing Enter e1, its new cutting edge DVB-H demodulator and application processor chipset, which is commercialized as different reference designs (hardware and software) targeted at mobile devices, consumer electronics, professional reception and micro gap-fillers markets. SIDSA also offers Intellectual Property for DVB-H and DVB-SH demodulators to the semiconductor industry. SIDSA’s key differentiation is the valuable know-how of understanding complete end-to-end Digital TV Systems. This fact allows the company to produce valuable products that perfectly fit the necessities of the operators and also help to provide more advanced overall project management services.