Micrel Inc. has unveiled its CableCard 2.0 Power Controller that is designed to be used in CableCard applications.
The integrated power switch and controller, called the MIC2569YQS, was designed for high-volume consumer electronics makers of digital cable receivers, DTV/ HDTVs, digital DVR STBs, and digital satellite receiver applications. Micrel said it’s the only integrated circuit on the market that meets the FCC’s separable security mandate, which currently entails the use of CableCards.
Micrel’s MIC2569YQS is designed to supply power to CableCard 2.0 cards in CableCard host systems.
The device supports both S-Mode (Single Stream Video) and M-Mode (Multiple Stream Video) through a simple-to-control parallel interface.
“Micrel’s CableCard 2.0 Power Controller has received wide customer acceptance and is the only all-in-one IC CableCard 2.0 Power Controller solution available today,” said John Lee, director, Mixed Signal products, Micrel, in a statement. “In addition, a major set-top box manufacturer has received a coveted CableLabs certification in both dual S-Mode and M-Mode DVR for a set-top box containing the Micrel device. This is the only set-top box to-date to receive such a certification.”
Micrel didn’t say which set-top box maker received CableLabs certification with its device.