Sharp has just released news of their latest creation a 30 x 29.6 x 5 mm digital TV tuner which is currently the worlds smallest.
Being 70% smaller and 50% thinner than other models the VA1N2WF2121 now only contains 80 parts as to a previously required 300 parts.
The new design is thanks to a silicon tuner IC that ” fully integrates the components that make up the tuner circuitry in a monolithic semiconductor device “. Providing an improved picture with its integrated low noise amplifier that helps provide improved reception.
The new Digital TV tuner is compatible with DVB-T, ATSC, ISDB-T/TB, DVB-T/T2, CTTB and can be used in Japan, Europe, North America, China and South America.