Frontier Silicon offers a broad range of smart audio products that allow device manufacturers to address every consumer need. Docking and Bluetooth streaming are the simplest to enable audio playback from any handheld device. Our modules integrate these technologies to offer a quick route to market to the manufacturer, and a seamless experience to the user. At the other end of the scale our synchronised audio technology brings multi-room and cloud content to the masses with a cost-effective solution that can become the centre of a complete range of products. Whether it is Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or a combination of both, our modules offer the flexibility to adapt to any connectivity demand without compromising on cost, performance or user experience.
Chorus 3 is an advanced programmable baseband receiver capable of receiving DAB/DAB+ and DMB-A broadcasts as well as being able to receive and decode internet radio streaming audio. It incorporates a number of mixed signal system components as well as advanced peripherals previously only available as discrete additional components, providing significant space, cost and power savings.
The CPU provides the processing power to receive digital radio, decode Internet media and operate the user interface in the system. It is powerful enough to be the master processor in any digital radio system.
Coupled to the CPU are a host of interfaces that allow interfacing to displays, external memory storage and PCs, allowing Chorus 3-based receivers to connect to other devices with minimal additional components.
Venice 6.5 Internet radio/DLNA
Venice 6.5 – low-cost streaming module with internet radio, DLNA
The Venice 6.5 FS2026-5 module is a complete hardware and software solution for Internet radio, DLNA, network streaming, UPnP, DAB/DAB+ and FM-RDS products. It provides the simplest and lowest-cost solution for high-quality audio streaming from live Internet radio stations or network-based music collections.
Venice 6.5 has been designed as part of a complete system including IR 2.X software and the Jupiter 6.5 reference platform. The Venice 6.5 module can also operate in slave mode allowing full control to an external processor over Frontier’s FSAPI communications interface.
The Minuet FS5332 module is a complete hardware and software solution targeted at
low-cost network speaker products. It provides the simplest and lowest-cost solution for
high-quality audio streaming over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Jupiter 6.5 (Venice 6.5 platform)
Jupiter 6.5 is a cost and performance optimised reference design for audio streaming applications using WiFi and/or Ethernet. Optional functionality includes DAB/DAB+, FM-RDS reception and iPod/iPhone docking. This allows Jupiter 6.5 to act as a reference design for several applications.
Based on the Venice 6.5 module running IR 2.X software, the Jupiter 6.5 reference platform supports streaming radio and music files in a variety of formats including AAC, AAC+, ALAC, MP3, WAV, WMA and FLAC, enabling a new generation of stand-alone network-based audio products. Jupiter 6.5 operates as an internet radio, wireless speaker or docking platform with full graphic display.
Jupiter 6.5S (Headless)
Jupiter 6.5S is a cost and performance optimised headless reference design for audio streaming applications using WiFi
and/or Ethernet. Optional functionality includes iPod/iPhone docking facilities. This allows Jupiter 6.5S to act as a reference design for Multi-Room and wireless speaker applications without displays.
The Minuet speaker reference platform demonstrates a typical application for the Minuet module, including the LED based user interface, physical controls and interaction with a variety of smart device apps including Google Cast, Spotify Connect, AirPlay and other streaming services
Frontier Silicon’s IR 2.10 connected audio software, part of the UNDOK platform, enables Multi-room speaker synchronization with a range of music sources unique to Frontier Silicon technology, including Spotify Connect, Bluetooth, UPnP, USB, Internet radio, DAB/DAB+ and FM radio.
Frontier Silicon’s Control app provides the most complete, versatile and easy-to-use media controller available for next generation connected and docking audio systems.
The app offers comprehensive remote control functionality for FS based audio modules capable of wired and/or wireless connection with an iPod, iOS or Android smart device.