Royal Philips Electronics has announced its next generation TV-on-mobile solution for the European and Asian markets, which is six times smaller than previous versions. TV-on-mobile technology provides consumers with live access to news, sports highlights, music videos, interactive programming and more, on mobile phones, personal media players (PMP) and other small portable devices.
Philips new Digital Video Broadcast - Handheld (DVB-H) front-end solution, BGT215, measures 7x7 mm, a significantly reduced footprint when compared with the previous 15x26 mm version. The size makes it easy to integrate the chip into mobile phones, enabling extensive product differentiation for smaller, more elegant phone designs with greater consumer appeal.
The BGT215 solution for TV-on-mobile contains all of the functionality of a complete digital TV front-end receiver. In addition, Philips Customer Development Kit (CDK) ensures smooth, easy development and reduces time-to-market for TV-enabled cellular handsets. The BGT215 includes programmable options that support evolving standards and the introduction of upgrades, even after systems have been deployed in the field.
Philips can also offer customers expertise in integrating an antennae solution which can simplify the development process.
The BGT215 complete solution will be sampled to top cellular phone and portable TV device manufacturers worldwide from March 2006 onwards.