Frontier Silicon launches miniaturised DAB+ module.
London, 10th April 2017
Frontier Silicon, the leading provider of digital radio solutions, announces the launch of Siena, its smallest-ever module for DAB+ radios.
The Siena module measures 21 x 21 mm and is a low power, cost-optimised solution designed for both entry-level price point DAB+ radios, and consumer audio devices which offer DAB radio as one of several functions.
Siena is based on Frontier Silicon's new Kino 4-Lite silicon, a single integrated chip, which combines a multi-band RF tuner, digital baseband, and application processor. Using surface mount technology (SMT), the module can be fixed directly to a DAB radio system board without the need to include a connector.
In addition to enabling reduced system cost, Siena introduces a host of state-of-the-art technologies to optimize power consumption, RF and audio performance.
For entry price point devices, Siena operates as the master processor. For customer audio systems, the module can be incorporated as a slave digital radio system driven by a host MCU.
The Siena module went into mass production at the end of February 2017 and was awarded the European Digital Radio Tick in March.
For further detail, see: http://www.frontier-silicon.com/siena#.WOTvRU11pmM
Anthony Sethill, CEO, Frontier Silicon, said:
“As international demand for DAB radio accelerates and the first countries start to switch-off FM signals, it is essential that we provide a solution to serve the fast growing entry level price point segment of the market. The Siena module - with its smaller footprint, reduced power consumption and lower cost - will address this segment and help drive market growth.”
About Frontier Silicon Limited
Frontier Silicon is the world’s leading supplier of technology solutions for digital radio and smart audio products. Frontier Silicon’s audio products offer solutions for DAB/DAB+, Internet Radio and Wi-Fi enabled wireless speakers and soundbars - from silicon through software to production-ready platform designs. Customers supplied by Frontier Silicon include Bose, Denon, Grundig, harman/kardon, Onkyo, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Pure, Roberts, Sony, TechniSat, Yamaha, and many more.
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Contact details: Frontier Silicon
Prem Rajalingham, Chief Commercial Officer
Tel: +44 207 391 0630