Frontier Silicon Chip Can Receive FM, Internet Radio
January 9, 2007 at 1:25 PM (PT)
LONDON-based FRONTIER SILICON is launching at the CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW in LAS VEGAS its CHORUS 2i baseband receiver SoC (system on chip), which enables manufacturers to easily design and produce radios capable of receiving Internet radio, network audio streaming, DAB digital radio and FM. The chip is sampling to customers this month, with radios expected in the shops by summer.
"With audio content increasingly becoming available online, audio receivers must embrace WiFi connectivity to avoid obsolescence within a few years," said FRONTIER SILICON VP/Digital Audio STEVE EVANS. "While the majority of audio products today rely on broadcast technology, we are now in the transition decade where consumers will increasingly demand access to digital content from the Internet. This chip will accelerate the introduction of the new generation of home audio systems by bringing Internet radio and streaming into mass market radios and audio systems."