Korean consumer electronics manufacturer LG Innotek is offering HD Radio modules for the automotive market.
Ibiquity Digital COO Jeff Jury said the products are significant because they provide “easy to implement alternatives for manufacturers incorporating HD Radio technology in the growing number of aftermarket automotive radios coming to market.”
All LG Innotek HD Radio modules are based on Ibiquity’s 2129 interface specifications with a Texas Instruments DRi352 DSP.
Included in LG Innotek’s offerings is an aftermarket automotive module that can fit inside single DIN CD head units and double DIN head units. Samples and mass production quantities are available now.
Samples are available now for an ultra small module that can fit inside single DIN multimedia head units that have a flip out LCD screen. Mass production takes place later this year.
The universal tuner box contains a custom module board that can be connected to an external translator box to connect via aftermarket and OEM head units. An antenna switch is included to allow both factory head units and HD Radio tuners to continue to function.
The modules were displayed at LG Innotek’s suite in connection with this week’s Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas.