Frontier Silicon Building Combined Euro–Asia DAB Radio

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.
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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 BroadcastAsia conference in Singapore, WorldDMB President Quentin Howard said his organization is working with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), European Information & Communications Technology Industry Association (EICTA) and with industry bodies in Germany, France and the United Kingdom to create a unified receiver standard.

He called Frontier Silicon's announcement of a receiver module supporting DAB reception in VHF band III and the L band a step towards enabling a multi-territory 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.

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"With the launch of DAB+ in Australia this year, we have taken the strategic decision to develop the Venice 5.1 module so that our customers are ready to supply digital radios during the second half of 2008 as the market develops."