Chip Combines Digital Video, Radio

Chip Combines Digital Video, Radio
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From the overseas digital broadcasting front:
Frontier Silicon, which makes semiconductors, has begun shipping what it calls the first combined DVB-T and DAB system-on-chip device, an IC called the Logie.
The company said this enables the manufacture of low-cost set-top boxes that can allow users to receive Freeview digital television channels and DAB digital radio channels in one unit.
A consumer electrical electronics manufacturer, Goodmans, is making such a set-top box.
Freeview is a government initiative in the United Kingdom to promote digital terrestrial (DVB-T) services, digital TV and radio, through a normal TV aerial (info is at www.sateuropa.co.uk/information/free-to-air/terrestrial.asp).

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