Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Global Digital Radio on a Chip
I remember when the first digital global TV on a chip came out in 1994, and basically transformed the multistandard consumer electronics market - and made translating programs from one standard to another simple and easy.
I don't know if this chip will do the same for digital radio, which has had a slower-than expected growth rate, in large part due to the relatively high cost of digital radio receivers. A cheap chip that can be integrated into a wide range of consumer electronics can help speed up diffusion and adoption around the world.
Source - Silicon Labs Announces Single IC Supporting Global Digital Radio Standards, Radio TechCheck