July 24, 2009 at 2:25 pm
Hauppauge is partnering with MaxLinear to provide a TV Tuner that can be used for netbooks. The new integrated mini-card is based on MaxLinear’s MxL5007T chip, which is already used in the market and supports nearly every major TV standard.
This includes DVB-T, ATSC, DVB-H and DTMB. The card can also handle unencrypted HD channels. The card is power efficient and consumer just 350mW of power whilst in use. This makes it around 50 percent more energy efficient than other TV Tuners. It’s likely that we could start to see more and more netbooks embedded with TV Tuners, which is something of a rarity today.