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Zarlink Offers Demodulator Chip Targeted For Asian Satellite TV Markets

By | July 31, 2003

      Ottawa, Canada-based Zarlink Semiconductor [NYSE: ZL] is making available channel demodulator for its family of RF chips for digital satellite TV systems.

      Zarlink’s ZL10312 chip is aimed primarily at set-top boxes sold in Asia and the Middle East that receive “free-to-air” digital TV channels on satellite broadcast bands. The demodulator is also suitable for the European and U.S. satellite STB markets.

      The ZL10312 device, combined with Zarlink’s SL1925/1935 tuner chips, offers manufacturers an RF subsystem for tuning, scanning, decoding, and demodulating digital satellite TV signals. Approximately 70 percent of the digital satellite STBs manufactured in China use Zarlink tuners, according to company research.

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