Sony will soon commercialize the BTF-ZK48X [.jpg image] a postal stamp-size, miniature TV tuner module with a built-in FM tuner. The device consumes 0.63W, 20% less than its predecessors, and is designed for use in cellphones and other mobile devices. The product supports both terrestrial TV and FM signal reception at a signal-to-noise ratio of 47dB.
The ultra-compact unit measures 25x20x2.6mm and weighs only 2.6g. Sample shipment starts in May with a price of 35,000 yen ($310). Press Release in Japanese.