LONDON Frontier Silicon has started sampling a DAB digital radio module that measures only 27 x 16 x 2.6 mm, which, the company says enables it to be fixed directly to the DAB radio system board and avoids the need for connectors.
Dubbed the Capri FS3010, Frontier (Watford, England) is targeting the device at low-power applications such as tiny pocket DAB players and personal media MP3 handhelds, as well as PDAs and other portable entertainment devices.
The module is based on Frontier Silicon’s Apollo multi-band RF tuner and Kino 2 multistandard DAB and T-DMB digital baseband processor.
The company says complete DAB digital radio systems can be built using Capri as a slave module controlled by a host processor, with several host interfaces available for control and data transport streams, including SPI, SCP, and I2S. The module receives both L-Band and Band 3 broadcasts.