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MaxLinear and Hauppauge Team Up, Make First Ever Netbook TV Tuner

Wow. There have been lots of records lately. Just recently, we announced that Super Talent had come out with the world’s smallest 32 GB USB drive, and now, we learn that MaxLinear and Hauppauge Digital have teamed up to make the first ever netbook TV tuner.

Components for this netbook TV tuner will be based on MaxLinear’s MxL5007T CMOS silicon tuner. This tuner will be able to receive high-definition video ATSC signals. It will also be able to pick up European standard formats, including DVB-H, DMB-T, DVB-T, and QAM.

There are other TV tuners available, but not solely for netbooks. This new netbook TV tuner is unique since it’s rumored to use half the energy that other current TV tuners use.

The release date for this MaxLinear/Hauppauge tuner is currently unknown, but when we know, we’ll let you know.

Via SlashGear.

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