The industry's first single die digital radio receiver solution has been touted by mixed signal ic specialist, Silicon Laboratories.
The monolithic Si468x receiver ic is designed to bring fm, hd radio and DAB/DAB+ broadcast capabilities to a range of audio applications, from clock and tabletop radios to high end multimedia devices such as mobile phones and tablets. "We've responded to the needs of the global digital radio market by developing a digital radio on a chip solution that enables developers to reduce implementation costs and simplify their portable and home audio product designs," said James Stansberry, vp and general manager of SiLabs' broadcast products. Leveraging the company's low IF digital receiver architecture, the Si468x is said to deliver superior rf performance and sound quality compared to competing devices. Available in a wafer level chip scale package, it also offers support for auto calibrated digital tuning and fm seek functionality based on multiple signal quality and band parameters.