Samsung, TI to Use Microtune Amp

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Microtune Inc. said Samsung Electronics Co. and Texas Instruments Inc. plan to use its "MT1560" upstream amplifier in their Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification 2.0 cable modems.

The new 3.3-volt amplifier is designed to help operators offer new 2.0 services like toll-quality telephony, peer-to-peer networking, online gaming, Web hosting, video-on-demand, videoconferencing and home networking, Microtune said.

The amplifier translates into jitter-free video, reduced telephony latency and faster transmission of photos, the vendor added.

The company said production is slated for first-quarter 2003, and the units are priced at $1 apiece in quantities above 10,000.

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