September 22, 2008

Xceive’s SiliconNOW Tuner Module Recognized As Design News Golden Mousetrap Award Finalist

Xceive Corporation, the market leader in multi-standard RF-to-baseband silicon transceivers for the digital home market, has been honored by Design News as a Golden Mousetrap Award finalist in the "Components, Hardware, Interconnect" category for its SiliconNOW module tuner, the SN5000A. Featuring plug-and-play physical compatibility with specific CAN tuners, the SN5000A offers TV manufacturers access to Xceive's XC5000 smart silicon tuner advantages in a comfortable, low risk form factor.

Featuring an on-board programmable digital signal processor (DSP) that optimizes world-class tuner performance, the SN5000A integrates features not generally available inside tuners, including advanced channel filtering techniques that block out interference. The SN5000A is configured to meet all television standard requirements, regardless of geographic location while exceeding the requirements of ATSC, OpenCable, DVBT/C, DMB-TH and ISDB-T standards. Unlike conventional CAN tuners that have wide variances over large volumes and can be cause for liability for TV manufacturers, the SN5000A offers consistent, tight operating variances over millions of units to help minimize the very cause of these recalls.

With its high level of integration and superior feature set, the SN5000A delivers features virtually unheard of in conventional CAN tuners to ultimately drive a better user experience. Featuring Xceive's QuickTune(TM) technology, the SN5000A offers ultra fast per channel signal detection and provides a complete channel scan of more than 100 channels in less than five seconds. The SN5000A also comes equipped with ChannelVista(TM), Xceive's advanced picture-in-picture (PIP) television technology that allows the viewer to watch up to 12 video channels simultaneously with a single tuner.

"TV designers today are challenged with accommodating higher quality TV reception capabilities across extremely high volumes that test the capabilities of legacy CAN tuners. Xceive's SiliconNOW is a design innovation that overcomes these hurdles by delivering a solution not possible with conventional CAN tuners and in a form factor TV board designers are comfortable with," said John Dodge, editor-in-chief of Design News. "The Design News Golden Mousetrap Awards give innovators, such as Xceive, the recognition they justly deserve," he added.

"We are honored to once again receive recognition from the editors at Design News, this time for the value Xceive's SN5000A delivers to TV manufacturers worldwide," said Neil Mitchell, vice president of marketing. "With SiliconNOW, Xceive continues to successfully drive the ultimate viewing experience by accelerating the adoption rate of next-generation silicon TV tuners while accommodating manufacturers growth in multiple regional markets with a single solution."

For more than two decades, the Design News Awards Program has recognized engineering innovation and creativity in product design. Executive Editor Liz Taurasi gathered a record number of entries, distributing them to beat editors for judging based on their expertise in each technology area. The September 22 edition of Design News features this year's winners and finalists.

About Xceive Corporation

Venture-backed Xceive Corporation, headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., enables fast, high-quality TV signal reception in any consumer electronics device worldwide. First to market with a one-design-fits-all-TV-standards analog and digital single chip design, Xceive's QuickTune(R) RF-to-baseband single integrated circuit (IC) TV tuners provide superior performance, low power, and smaller form factor for the development of advanced TV and PC-TV applications. Xceive's universal RF-to-baseband analog-and breakthrough RF-to-baseband analog and digital-TV tuner ICs reduce the need for OEMs to maintain multiple inventories in order to service a global market. Visit, e-mail [email protected], call (408) 486-5610 for more information.