CrestaTech Announces 4th Generation Smart Tuner; TheX7 for Flat Panel TVs




SANTA CLARA, Calif. and LAS VEGAS, Nevada—January 8, 2013—CES 2013–Today, CrestaTech announced the X7 Smart Tuner™ line of integrated circuits, marking the fourth generation of the Smart Tuner™ family and the first product offering since CrestaTech’s purchase of select Xceive Corporation assets, intellectual property and patents. The CrestaTech Smart Tuner™ architecture reduces the cost and complexity of designing flat panel TVs and set top boxes by combining a frequency agile high-performance RFfront-end with a DSP-based IF processor that maintains field-proven performance across diverse real-world television signal conditions.

"The CrestaTechX7 Smart Tuner™ is smaller, betterand smarter than previously available silicon tuners – at roughly half the cost," said Torbjorn Folkebrant, CEO of CrestaTech. "With the X7 Smart Tuner™, TV makers can leave outdated ‘CAN’ tuners behind once and for all and globally deploy high-quality TVs and set top boxes."

Implemented in a low-cost CMOS process, the CrestaTech Smart Tuner™ X7 supports all worldwide transmission standards in a single unit. In addition, the extensive library of captured field signals enables theSmart Tuner™ X7to handle the most extremecases of distortion, interference and noise conditions found anywhere in the world. This versatility enables global TV manufacturers to significantly lower costs by stocking a single silicon tuner, rather than multiple ‘CAN’ tuners to accommodate different regions. It also ensures that TVs using the Smart Tuner™X7 will always deliver exceptional picture quality in any worldwide location.

"The X7 Smart Tuner™ improves the performance and features of previousSmart Tuner ICs" added Folkebrant."Our sub Ghz domain expertise continues to lead the industry, especially in areas like superior immunity to WiFi and LTE interference without the need for bulky or costly shielding. CrestaTech is well positioned to further penetrate the 500 million unit TV/STB market and expand into smart devices like smartphones, tablets and media players."

About the Smart Tuner™X7

Smart Tuner™ technology is found in many of the world’s top five global TV manufacturers. The new Smart Tuner™ is ideally suited for premium model TVs. Major benefits of the product include:

About CrestaTech - The Programmable Broadband Company

Located in Silicon Valley, CrestaTech ( is a wireless systems company that combines precision RF IC engineering with digital signal processing techniques to enable region-free TV reception on any device. Such techniques are dubbed "programmable broadband" and found in CrestaTech Smart Tuner™ ICs and CrestaTV solutions. Today, CrestaTech ICs and software can be found in many of the world's leading flat panel TV brands and will soon be found in a variety of mobile devices including notebooks, tablets, smartphones and media players.


CrestaTech, CrestaTV, Xceive and Smart Tuner are trademarks for registered trademarks of Cresta Technology Corporation.

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