10.19.2005 12:00 AM
Asuka Intros 3.5-inch Handheld DTV Receiver
announced two new products Friday, one of which is a 3.5-inch handheld DTV receiver that displays a 480 x 234 pixel image. It includes a rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack and a built-in telescoping antenna. The device measures approximately 5.3 x 3.3 x 1.4 inches (13.5 x 8.5 x 3.5 centimeters). U.S. viewers looking for a handheld DTV solution are out of luck, as the device only operates with the DVB-T standard.
The second Asuka product is a DVB-T receiver for automotive use. With a thickness of 2.5 cm (approximately one inch) Asuka claims it is the slimmest car-use DVB-T receiver in the world. It includes AV inputs and outputs for integration with other automobile entertainment systems. From the press release in DigiTimes announcing the product
, it appears the automotive unit does not include a display.
Asuka is a module solution provider and system design house based in Taiwan.