News | September 9, 2008

Newport Media Unveils World's First 65nm System-On-Chip (SoC) For Japan/Brazilian ISDB-T Mobile TV

LAKE FOREST, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Newport Media, an innovative fabless semiconductor company supplying products to the mobile broadcast media industry, today unveiled the world's first complete 65nm CMOS single-chip solution for the mobile version of Japan's Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting-Terrestrial (ISDB-T) digital television standard. The NMI325 Sundance J mobile digital TV receiver integrates an RF tuner, demodulator and all required memory into a single monolithic CMOS device. In addition to the standard single IC configuration, two NMI325 ICs can be used together to create a full diversity solution thereby dramatically improving sensitivity and mobility performance.

"Sampling of our first 65nm SoC represents a significant technical and business milestone for Newport Media," said Mohy Abdelgany, president and chief executive officer for Newport Media. "Mass market applications like Japan's ISDB-T require the ultimate in terms of performance, small size and low power. The NMI325 surpasses the competition in all four areas and we look forward to the application of this technology to SoCs for DVB-T/H, FLO and CMMB."

Key features of the NMI325 include -99dBm sensitivity, 120dB of variable gain, and greater than 55dB of adjacent channel selectivity. The SoC includes a UHF-band radio, ISDB-T one-segment demodulator, plus all necessary memory and consumes less than 60mW of power. No other external memory, baluns or loop filters are required to create a complete solution with a very low bill of materials.

The NMI325 in chip scale packaging is available in limited sample quantities. The device is manufactured using low-cost, 65 nanometer complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) process technology and will also be available in conventional fine pitch plastic ball grid array (FBGA) packaging. Volume production is scheduled to commence in the first calendar quarter of 2009.

About Newport Media, Inc.

Newport Media is a fabless semiconductor company that develops and sells highly integrated solutions for emerging digital audio and mobile TV broadcast standards. Newport Media has assembled a management and development team with comprehensive system semiconductor experience in wireless handset and digital set-top box industries.

Newport Media's development team leverages its collective experience in these converging industries to develop broadcast multimedia architectures and IC implementations with unprecedented performance, power consumption, size and cost. For more information, visit

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