Delivering the high quality TV viewing experience that consumers have come to expect from their mobile entertainment devices, Hantro has put together (along with Freescale Semiconductor) a mobile solution capable of playing DVB-H broadcasted TV signals. Such a solution can operate on 2G or 3G phones, portable media players, mobile gaming consoles, and other wireless handhelds. Hantro's H.264 multimedia solution complies with the DVB-H standard, and meets IP-IRD capability level A as specified for UMTS phones. Freescale's i.MX21 multimedia applications processor brings easy scalability to QVGA resolution and power management necessary for a low power, high quality, real-time viewing experience.
Various regional flavors of mobile videocasting are already being established in large North American, European and Asian markets. In addition to DVB-H, current standards include terrestrial DVB (DVB-T), satellite DVB (DVB-S), cable DVB (DVB-C), Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting – Terrestrial (ISDB-T) in Japan, Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB), Qualcomm's MediaFlo, Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC), and Multimedia Home Platform (MHP). For more information, visit www.hantro.com.