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Frontier Silicon Building Combined Euro-Asia DAB Radio

WorldDMB says this will help its goal of a unified receiver standard.

Frontier Silicon is developing a digital radio receiver module to work with all Eureka-147-based standards including DAB, DAB+ and DMB-Audio.

At the Broadcast Asia conference in Singapore, WorldDMB President Quentin Howard said his organization is working with the EBU, EICTA and with industry in Germany, France and the U.K. to create a unified receiver standard.

He called Frontier Silicon’s announcement of a receiver module supporting the Band 3 and L-band DAB standards for Europe and Asia a step towards enabling a pan-European digital radio market.

The company’s unified digital radio module will be based on the recently released Venice 5.1 receiver. The module is a low-cost receiver for DMB-Audio, DAB, DAB+ and FM-RDS.

The company said the unified digital radio module will only need a power supply, display, keypad, audio amplifier and speakers to complete a radio. Frontier Silicon will start sampling to manufacturers in the third quarter and it will be available for volume production by the end of 2008.