Saankhya Labs launches new chipset for broadcast TV and smartphones

Saankhya Labs announced the launch of Pruthvi-3 chipset targeting OEMs in broadcast TV and smartphone business.
Saankhya Labs chipset launch in DelhiPruthvi-3, powered by patented Software Defined Radio (SDR) architecture, is available in multiple package options (SL3000 and SL4000). Pruthvi-3 will enable live broadcast TV capability on mobile devices and support video offload services from mobile networks to broadcast network.

The Bangalore-based Saankhya Labs, which has 27 international patents, said SL-30xx and SL-40xx can support worldwide broadcast communication standards and targeted for use in the Mobile, UHDTV, STB, IoT and in-vehicle entertainment.

Parag Naik, co-founder and CEO of Saankhya Labs, said: “The Pruthvi-3 processors are designed to drive the next generation communications architecture required in the convergence era of broadcast and broadband infrastructure.”

Saankhya Labs said it is also working on its broadcast-broadband convergence solution. This solution enables telecom service providers to offload video traffic from their mobile network onto the broadcast network. This will help decongest mobile spectrum use by removing video traffic.

This solution helps the service provider and broadcasters such as Doordarshan to monetize their broadcast spectrum by reaching 300+ million additional subscribers enabled by mobile reception.

The Pruthvi-3 chip, an improvement over the previous Pruthvi chip launched in 2015, is an advanced SDR chip manufactured in 28nm FDSOI process supporting advanced Physical Layer functionality.