Abilis Systems Ships World's First Production DVB-T 90nm CMOS "Single-Die" Mobile Digital TV Receiver



    GENEVA, Switzerland, Sept. 3 /CNW/ -

    
    -   Abilis Systems Ships AS-102, the World's First Product to Integrate a
        Multi-Band RF Tuner, With an Advanced Demodulator, Memory and a USB
        2.0 Interface Onto a 90nm CMOS Single-Die

    -   The High Performance Receiver Enables the Best Quality Reception With
        Very Low Power Consumption for a Wide Variety of Personal Mobile
        Digital TV Devices

    -   Combining all Functions on a Single Die Provides Smaller Size Devices
        (9mm(*)9mm), Higher Yield Improvements, Reliability, RF Interference
        Suppression and Power Consumption Reduction

    -   Abilis System Will Demonstrate its Products at the IBC2007 Show in
        Amsterdam on the Nagravision - Kudelski Group Stand No.1.461
    

    Abilis Systems, a Kudelski Group company, today announced the production
silicon shipment of the AS-102, the world's first 90nm CMOS true "single-die"
DVB-T mobile digital TV receiver.
    The AS-102 receiver is the first product in the world to integrate a
multi-band RF tuner, with an advanced demodulator, memory and a USB 2.0
interface onto a single 90nm CMOS die, the most economic mass production
semiconductor node. The receiver performance surpasses the MBRAI and Nordig2
specification. With a very low power consumption of below 350mW, the AS-102
enables the best quality mobile reception with long viewing times for battery
operated portable applications. This is the most highly integrated mobile
digital TV device on the market. It requires no "active" RF components and
enables the rapid design of extremely small and low cost mobile digital TV
solutions for PCs, personal navigation devices (PNDs), personal multimedia
players (PMPs) and set-top boxes.
    The AS-102 is based on Abilis Systems' proprietary low power
Software-Defined-Radio (LP-SDR(TM)) technology. The technology is field proven
to provide superior receive performance under even the harshest conditions
through its patented use of adaptive receive algorithms. LP-SDR technology
also enables rapid product customization to support new and emerging TV
standards such as ISDB-T, T-DMB, DAB, MediaFLO or the Chinese CMMB and DMB-TH.
    Combining all functions onto a single die, rather than the "System in
Package" (SiP) approach of mounting multiple dies and passive components into
a single chip (package/module), significantly reduces the overall cost and
size of the component (9mm(*)9mm). It also provides higher yield improvements,
reliability, RF interference suppression and power consumption reduction.
    "The AS-102 clearly exceeds the Nordig2 and MBRAI specification and
that's good news for our customers. The LP-SDR-based receiver maintains
excellent reception in almost any field condition to increase consumer
satisfaction," said Yves Mathys, CEO of Abilis Systems. "At Abilis Systems we
are dedicated to creating the "ultimate best" solutions which combine our
patented LP-SDR architecture with single die integration."
    "As the market matures, consumers are experiencing significant
differences in quality and performance. Superior receiver sensitivity and
mobility performance are critical to consumer acceptance and market success.
This single die integration should further help the mass market adoption of
mobile TV," added Alain Duret, CTO of Abilis Systems.
    The AS-102 is a member of the advanced AS-10x product family, providing
high performance, low cost solutions to the cellular (AS-101: Multi-Standard)
and mobile (AS-103: Diversity) markets.
    Abilis Systems will demonstrate its products at the upcoming IBC007 show
in Amsterdam (Hall 1, Stand 461).

    About the Kudelski Group/Abilis Systems

    The Kudelski Group (SWX: KUD.VX), is the world leader in digital
security. Its technologies are used in a wide range of applications requiring
access control and rights management, whether for securing transfer of
information (digital television, broadband Internet, video-on-demand,
interactive applications, etc.) or to control and manage access of people or
vehicles to sites and events. The Kudelski Group is headquartered in
Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland. For more information, please visit
http://www.nagra.com.

    Abilis Systems (http://www.abilis.com) is a fabless semiconductor
company, founded in 2004 by a team of former Motorola SPS employees. Abilis
develops single chip CMOS solutions for OFDM-based radio communication
standards, including mobile TV receivers and high speed internet access
transceivers. In 2005, Abilis Systems became part of the Kudelski Group and
actively cooperates with the Group's DTV company Nagravision to propose more
secure and fully featured conditional access solutions to mobile TV operators.





For further information:

For further information: Ivan Schnider, Nagravision Head of Marketing
and Communication, +41-21-732-09-40, ivan.schnider@nagra.com; Nigel Dixon,
Abilis Systems M&S VP, +41-79-540-41-92, Nigel.dixon@abilis.com

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