Conexant, Xceive Develop PCTV Reference Designs

Conexant Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNXT) and Xceive Corporation, the market leader in multi-standard RF-to-baseband silicon transceivers for the digital home market, announced the availability of four jointly developed “PCTV” reference designs for worldwide markets. PCTV applications enable consumers to watch broadcast television programs on their personal computers. The new reference designs feature Conexant’s advanced broadcast audio/video (A/V) decoders and Xceive’s highly integrated silicon tuner. The new solutions are offered with either a universal serial bus (USB) or PCI Express® (PCI-e) interface, and are each offered in two versions. These include a configuration with support for analog terrestrial, advanced television systems committee (ATSC), and Clear QAM industry broadcast standards, and a version that supports analog terrestrial and digital video broadcast terrestrial (DVB-T) broadcast standards.

“Our jointly developed, highly integrated PCTV solutions allow manufacturers to drive down system design and bill-of-material costs, and accelerate product time-to-market,” said Rene Hartner, vice president of marketing for Conexant’s Imaging and PC Media business. “In addition, the combination of Conexant’s and Xceive’s advanced semiconductor solutions deliver the performance required for high-quality PCTV applications on notebook PCs.”

“Xceive and Conexant are dedicated to delivering leading, high-performance PCTV reference designs that reduce component count and physical solution size,” said Neil Mitchell, vice president of marketing for Xceive. “These new reference designs leverage Xceive’s newest video solution sets to provide consumers with the ultimate viewing experience through either an integrated, internal OEM solution or via an external PCTV card.”

About Conexant’s A/V Broadcast Decoders
Conexant’s CX2310X decoder family enables the capture of analog and digital broadcast streams on personal computers through an integrated USB interface. Key features include low power consumption, which is particularly important for notebook computers and other battery-powered consumer products, and a compact 10mm x 10mm footprint, which is important for MiniCard, USB stick, and Expresscard[tm] applications.

Conexant’s CX23888 A/V PCI-e decoder features a patented, high-performance “3D” comb filter that significantly improves video quality without the need for external memory. In addition, the versatile decoder can capture a single analog stream, two simultaneous high-definition digital transport streams, or a combination of analog and digital programming. This flexibility allows manufacturers to develop a wide range of products using a single platform, and deliver products to market more quickly and cost-effectively.

Each of the decoders includes support for consumer infrared (CIR) functionality, which allows consumers to operate multimedia PCs and TVs connected to cable or satellite set-top boxes (STBs) with a single remote control. In addition, the broadcast decoders can be used in conjunction with Conexant’s demodulators to create complete PCTV system solutions.

About Xceive’s Silicon Tuner
Xceive’s highly integrated XC5000 tuner supports worldwide analog and digital terrestrial standards, as well as Clear QAM reception for unencrypted digital cable reception. The XC5000′s low power consumption, small form factor and on-board digital signal processor (DSP) is also ideal for space and power-constrained notebook PC embedded MiniCard applications. With unsurpassed reception and innovative features for optimized picture quality, the XC5000 ensures the best reliability possible even in the most challenging indoor and outdoor reception environments.

About Conexant
Conexant’s comprehensive portfolio of innovative semiconductor solutions includes products for imaging, video, audio, and Internet connectivity applications. Conexant is a fabless semiconductor company that recorded revenues of more than $500 million in fiscal year 2008. The company is headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif.

About Xceive Corporation
Venture-backed Xceive Corporation, headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., enables fast, high-quality TV signal reception in any consumer electronics device worldwide. First to market with a one-design-fits-all-TV-standards analog and digital single chip design, Xceive’s QuickTune® RF-to-baseband single integrated circuit (IC) TV tuners provide superior performance, low power, and smaller form factor for the development of advanced TV and PC-TV applications. Xceive’s universal RF-to-baseband analog – and breakthrough RF-to-baseband analog and digital – TV tuner ICs reduce the need for OEMs to maintain multiple inventories in order to service a global market. E-mail, call (408) 486-5610 for more information.

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