Today, CrestaTech announced the X7 Smart Tuner line of integrated circuits, marking the fourth generation of the Smart Tuner family and the first product offering since CrestaTech's purchase of select Xceive Corporation assets, intellectual property and patents. The CrestaTech Smart Tuner architecture reduces the cost and complexity of designing flat panel TVs and set top boxes by combining a Frequency agile high-performance RF front-end with a DSP-based IF processor that maintains field-proven performance across diverse real-world television signal conditions.
"The CrestaTech X7 Smart Tuner is smaller, better and smarter than previously available silicon tuners - at roughly half the cost," said Torbjorn Folkebrant, CEO of CrestaTech. "With the X7 Smart Tuner, TV makers can leave outdated 'CAN' tuners behind once and for all and globally deploy high-quality TVs and set top boxes."
Implemented in a low-cost CMOS process, the CrestaTech Smart Tuner X7 supports all worldwide transmission standards in a single unit. In addition, the extensive library of captured field signals enables the Smart Tuner X7 to handle the most extreme cases of distortion, interference and noise conditions found anywhere in the world. This versatility enables global TV manufacturers to significantly lower costs by stocking a single silicon tuner, rather than multiple 'CAN' tuners to accommodate different regions. It also ensures that TVs using the Smart Tuner X7 will always deliver exceptional picture quality in any worldwide location.