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January 15, 2008

Sling Media Deploys Teridian's Fast Ethernet PHY for Internet Connectivity

By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributing Editor

Sling Media, Inc., the makers of the Slingbox family of placeshifting products, has ramped production of the new Slingbox SOLO, with Teridian Semiconductor’s Fast Ethernet PHY IC – 78Q2123

Tom Kapucija, director of marketing for Teridian’s network products pointed out that Sling Media is a pioneer and leader of the ‘placeshifting’ technologies that give consumers the freedom to view their television programming on a variety of computing displays anywhere Internet access is available.
Kapucija said in a statement that their company is delighted to support Sling Media with their PHY products and pleased to continue demonstrating its commitment and reliability to the consumer electronics space.
Raghu Tarra, VP of Engineering for Sling Media explained that Teridian’s IC solution provides their Slingbox products with the network performance required to deliver the best possible experience when watching TV on a laptop computer or mobile phone. He said that Teridian’s 78Q2123 PHY offers an attractive total cost of implementation when comparing the number of passive components required with the smallest overall device and PCB footprint.
The 78Q2123, a small footprint Ethernet IC is included in Teridian Semiconductor’s family of Consumer Video and Audio devices. The other products in this family includes: 73S80xx (a broad Smart Card Reader portfolio for conditional access), 73M1822 (a single package Si DAA soft modem solution) and AVPro5xxx (a selection of Universal and SCART Audio Video Switches).
Teridian’s 78Q2123 solutions are currently available in production volumes, and pricing is available upon request.

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Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anuradha’s article, please visit her columnist page.

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