LONDON – Foundry chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. and RDA Microelectronics Inc. have announced the production of an FM receiver chip using a 55-nm logic process.
The device includes physical intellectual property from Innopower Technology Corp. and the chip is the result of a collaborative effort between RDA (Shanghai, China), SMIC (Shanghai, China) and Innopower (Hsinchu, Taiwan).
The RDA5802N integrates an FM stereo radio tuner with synthesizer, IF selectivity and MPX decoder. "We are quite satisfied that SMIC is fully capable of tackling our leading-edge design challenges," said Vincent Tai, chief executive officer of RDA, in a statement issued by SMIC.
Libraries and memory compilers for SMIC's 55-nm low-leakage process are available for free download from Innopower's website.
Join our online Radio Show on Friday 11th July starting at 2:00pm Eastern, when EETimes editor of all things fun and interesting, Max Maxfield, and embedded systems expert, Jack Ganssle, will debate as to just what is, and is not, and embedded system.