Frontier Silicon announced what it calls the first “four-in-one” module capable of receiving Internet radio, DAB, FM and music streamed from a PC.
The Venice 6 integrates a WiFi, DAB and FM front end with a WiFi antenna.
Audio manufacturers, the company says, can use it to produce radios for global consumers, “bringing thousands of Internet radio stations and music streaming to a new generation of affordable, easy-to-use home DAB/FM radios via household WiFi.”
Applications will include portable and alarm clock radios, CD micro systems, boomboxes and tuners. Frontier Silicon expects products will be in stores by July.
The company is based in England and makes products including audio processors for digital radio and network streaming, and receivers for mobile TV.