Microtune Showcases Triple-Tuner Functionality


Microtune Inc. said it has demonstrated a cable set-top box with three silicon tuners, capable of enabling multituner personal video recording, picture-in-picture and Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification set-top-gateway applications.

"Microtune's triple-tuner design is engineered to be the smallest form-factor, highest-performance RF front end for multituner applications in the cable industry," chief operating officer Albert Taddiken said in a prepared statement.

Microtune said the tuner can support HD video, video-on-demand, PVR, DOCSIS high-speed Internet access and digital set-top-gateway conditional access.