STMicroelectronics has launched HD radio technology chipset, embedded in the Alps Electric module, which is being certified by iBiquity Digital Corporation for meeting comprehensive performance requirements.
Features and USP: The HD radio technology offers enhanced sound quality, more programming choice, and new wireless data services on existing FM and AM radio channels. The technology is gaining traction in the car market and has already been adopted by 13 automotive brands representing more than 70 vehicle lines, so far. The device combines the base band receiver (STA680) with the RF front end IC (TDA7706) and extends the functionality of HD radio receivers with novel features that include conditional access support and dual channel application (HD radio 1.5). The chipset also embeds a technology that allows broadcasters to offer pay per listen options and private channels for specific needs.
For further details: STMicroelectronics Pvt Ltd, Plot No 1, Knowledge Park III, Greater Noida; Ph:+91-120-4003001; Website:www.st.com