Frontier Silicon's DAB 5.0 software development kit introduces a closer level of integration between smartphones/tablets and radio/audio devices for a simple and intuitive user experience.
The Frontier Silicon DAB 5.0-based audio system enables users to rely on iOS and Android smart-phones and tablets to wirelessly control the digital radio, browse stations by name and enjoy programme-relevant information from the broadcaster in the form of text (DLS) and full-colour images (RadioVIS). Users can choose tracks from their music collection or stream a favourite online music service over Bluetooth from any A2DP compatible smartphone, tablet or lap-top and switch between different smart devices at the press of a button.
Wireless Bluetooth connectivity ensures smart device integration is less dependent on platform, operating system or physical connector type. DAB 5.0 provides these features without the need for expensive colour displays or Wi-Fi components, making it a cost effective solution. DAB 5.0 runs on Frontier Silicon's range of Made for iPhone compatible DAB modules and chipsets. When combined with controls, display, amplifier, loudspeaker and a suitable Bluetooth module, DAB 5.0 provides a simple route to a wide range of advanced digital audio products.
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This article originally appeared on EE Times Europe.