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.