NXP digital satellite tuner
IC CX24113A
Highly integrated, worldwide satellite
silicon tuner
The CX24113A is NXP’s third generation direct down-conversion satellite tuner RF IC intended for
operator-based digital satellite networks and free-to-air systems.
Key features
Ñ Single-chip RF-to-baseband satellite receiver
Ñ Zero-IF architecture eliminates the need for image reject
Ñ Variable baseband filters for optimal interference rejection
Ñ Auto-tuning machine eliminates the need for software
Ñ Very low power consumption
Ñ Small (6 mm x 6 mm) footprint
Ñ Lead-free package
Ñ DSS/DVB set-top boxes
Ñ Digital VCR (DVR)
Ñ Commercial digital video, audio, and data receivers
The CX24113A is a highly integrated satellite tuner solution
that incorporates an advanced Fractional-N synthesizer, I2C
serial interface, a fully integrated local oscillator, and variable
baseband filters. The device has an improved power supply
rejection ratio (PSRR), requires a single +3.3V supply, and
features very low power consumption.
The CX24113A has a built-in auto-tuning machine that
eliminates the need for software calibration and accelerates
the calibration time. The on-chip fractional synthesizer enables
fine frequency step size without adversely affecting lock time.
The CX24113 does not require a balun, thus reducing external
bill of materials (BOM) cost. Its highly integrated design saves
valuable board space and simplifies RF layout.
CX24113A features
Ñ RF input: 925–2175 MHz
Ñ Input power range: -20 to -90 dBm
Ñ Symbol rate: 1–45 MSps
Ñ Noise figure: 10 dB, typical
Ñ Input IP3 at minimum gain: 10 dBm, typical
Ñ Baseband filter bandwidth: 3–40 MHz
Ñ Output voltage: 0.5 Vp-p @ RL > 1 k_
Ñ Operating temperature: 0–85º C
Ñ Package type: 36-pin, Pb-free, QFN
The company’s broad portfolio of semiconductor products
also includes client-side xDSL and cable modem solutions,
home network processors, broadcast video encoders and
decoders, digital set-top box components and systems
solutions, and dial-up modems. In addition to its
IEEE 802.11a/b/g-compliant WLAN chipsets, software
and reference designs, NXP offers a suite of networking
components that includes solutions for applications based on
HomePlug® and HomePNA™. Additional products include a
complete line of asymmetric and symmetric DSL central office
solutions, which are used by service providers worldwide
to deliver broadband data, voice, and video over copper
telephone lines.
Variable Low
Amplifier Pass Filter
I Channel
Variable Low
Amplifier Pass Filter
Q Channel
PLL Dividers, Phase Detector
and Charge Pump
to Demod
and Control
CX24113 Block Diagram
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Date of release: June 2008
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