Based on Frontier Silicon’s Verona HD Radio™ module the Venus HD Radio reference platform is the only fully certified master-mode HD Radio solution endorsed by iBiquity Digital Corporation. Designed to enable high-performance FM HD Radio receivers at low-cost, targeting consumer portable, clock radios and music systems.
Acting as the host processor, the Verona HD Radio module removes the need for an additional applications processor as well as associated system development. This new module is electrically and mechanically compatible with our existing Verona DAB module to allow easy product migration from existing product designs.
The platform demonstrates a fully functional HD Radio receiver, including the capability for firmware updates. Backed by Frontier Silicon’s comprehensive support, the platform shortens the implementation and development time of production ready designs.
The Venus HD Radio platform is provided with a full engineering design pack including detailed specification, schematics, gerbers, bill-of-materials, software and EMC and ESD compliance reports. Support is available to customise the platform for individual requirements. The platform is production-ready and needs only industrial design tooling to finish off a complete high-quality audio system.
The fully-flexible reference design comprises three main PCBs and the Verona HD Radio module.
- Audio PCB: low-cost 2-layer board, 117 x 60 mm
- Keyboard PCB: 13 keys, 2 rotary encoders with push button, 2-layer board, 117 x 19 mm
- Main PCB: 2-layer board, 117 x 63 mm
- Verona HD Radio Module: 48 x 28 mm