Bengaluru-Based Startup Unveils First Indigenously Developed Chipset To Reduce Call Drops, Facilitate 5G RolloutRepresentative Image (John Svidras/Unsplash)

Saankhya Labs, a Bengaluru-based tech startup, recently unveiled the world’s first next-gen chipset that will enable more efficient television broadcast on mobile devices and help curb call drops, reports Economic Times (ET).

“Saankhya Labs, a Bengaluru-based company is launching its indigenously designed and developed world's first and most advanced multi-standard next-generation TV system on the chip,” said Union Minister of Telecom, Manoj Sinha, after unveiling the product on Wednesday (26 December 2018).

“The mobile-ready version is a first-of-its-kind that supports most advanced IP-based Next Gen Terrestrial TV reception,” said the company.

The new chipset, Pruthvi-3 series of Software Defined Radio (SDR) chipsets, is an update on the 2015 model. Each Pruthvi-3 consists of three components, SL3000/3010 Baseband Demodulator (Receiver), SL4000 single-chip mobile receiver (RF tuner/baseband demodulator) and SL7000 modulator for transmitter and modems.

"I am also told that this broadband-broadcast convergence technology has great potential to minimise or eliminate call quality issues faced by telecom operators today,” added the minister.

The company, involved in developing fabless semiconductors and systems, has started rural broadband services in Scotland and Africa. Countries like the US, Philippines and Brazil, have also requested project trials.

“We are delighted that Saankhya Labs, a homegrown semiconductor company, has very successfully designed and developed the most advanced multi-standard, next generation TV system on a chip,” said NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant.

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