Korean consumer electronics maker LG Innotek is out with what Ibiquity Digital calls the most sophisticated HD Radio module made so far.
At the Autumn Hong Kong Electronics Fair, Ibiquity said the module enables conditional access as well as store and replay functionality and can support iTunes tagging. It will be available to licensees late this month. The module “represents the quickest path for manufacturers to develop consumer products with these new HD Radio features,” Ibiquity‘s Jeff Jury said in the announcement.
It is based on Ibiquity‘s 1281 Reference Design Platform and has a Texas Instruments MSP430 Security IC and a SanDisk 512 MB flash card. NDS provides the software for the conditional access chip.
“The module operates in master and slave mode. The module supports 10 hours of store and replay with the SanDisk 512 MB flash memory and has been qualified and tested internally by Ibiquity,” the company stated.
Separately but also at the fair, Ibiquity said Samsung EM is offering HD Radio Slave Mode Modules that are 2023 compliant. It said these modules provide a quick path to market for manufacturers of products such as iPod docks that support iTunes tagging for HD Radio technology.
The first radios to incorporate the Samsung module with the iTunes Tagging button are Polk Audio‘s I-Sonic Entertainment System 2 and the JBL iHD.