SIDSA’s DVB-H solution is available as FPGA prototype hardware for broadcaster field trials; the first IC (chip) is scheduled for 2005
September 10, 2004 -- The DVB-H design implements the COFDM demodulator, MPE-FEC (Multi- Protocol Encapsulation) and advanced power control, essential for television on mobile phones. It provides good communication robustness for all communications conditions.
The company intends to pursue a dual strategy of intellectual property licensing for certain markets and making its own ICs (chips) for other mobile “handheld” digital TV reception applications. SIDSA is one of the few providers of a DVB-H “foundry independent” solution meaning that the DVB-H design block can be implemented by third parties in a chip made in any silicon foundry.
The DVB-H design allows vertical integration with SIDSA’s audiovisual content protection (CAS) products for encrypted television transmissions at transport stream and IP level.
SIDSA (Semiconductors Design Solutions) supplies ICs for DVB digital television reception and provides conditional access software. With offices in Madrid and Silicon Valley, it has been operating for the last 12 years in international markets. SIDSA activities include complete chip design, multimedia products for STB and CAMs based on proprietary chips and content protection software(CAS).