|By Business Wire
|September 5, 2014 04:51 AM EDT
Frontier Silicon, the world’s leading supplier of digital radio and
connected audio technology solutions, launches Verona 2, a new DAB
digital radio module based on its 4th generation Kino 4 chip.
Verona 2 module (Photo: Business Wire)
The Verona 2 module is the world’s first digital radio solution based on
a chip which integrates RF, baseband, application processor, audio
decode and DAC functionality on a single piece of silicon. This
technology is the product of $12m investment and builds on earlier
generations of Frontier Silicon’s Kino chip series - the world’s
best-selling digital radio ICs with over 20 million units sold.
The key benefits of Verona 2 are:
50% lower power consumption than Verona 1
enhanced performance and functionality
lower cost than previous solutions
modular form factor for shorter time to market
UK Digital Tick compliant
The Verona 2 module will power all major categories of consumer DAB
digital radio devices - in particular, portable radios (with entry level
models retailing at under $30), clock radios, docks, home audio systems
and radio receivers with Bluetooth connectivity.
Over the next 18 months, Frontier will introduce a range of new
functionality based on the Kino 4 solution – with a particular focus on
automotive aftermarket products (especially, automotive adapters).
Verona 2 is sampling now to selected customers and demonstrations are
available at Frontier’s exclusive IFA demo suite.
Anthony Sethill, CEO Frontier Silicon, said:
“Digital radio is making strong advances across Europe and beyond. As
the global market matures, it is critical that technology solutions
continue to drive this progress.
“With Verona 2, we have delivered a solution with lower cost, greatly
reduced power consumption and improved performance - whilst retaining
the reliability that is a hallmark of Frontier’s solutions.”
About Frontier Silicon Limited
Frontier Silicon is the world’s leading supplier of integrated circuits
and modules for digital radio and connected audio products. The company
is part of the Toumaz Group, a pioneer in low-power wireless
semiconductor and software technologies for consumer audio and wireless
Frontier Silicon’s audio products offer solutions for DAB/DAB+, Internet
radio and Connected Audio - from silicon through software to
production-ready platform designs.
Customers supplied by Frontier Silicon include Argon, Bang & Olufsen,
Blaupunkt, Bose, Bush, Denon, Dual, Geneva Labs, Goodmans, Grundig,
Hama, harman/kardon, Hitachi, IRC, JVC, Magic Box, NAD, Onkyo,
Panasonic, Philips, Pinell, Pioneer, Pure, Revo, Roberts, Ruark Audio,
Sangean, Sanyo, Sharp, Sony, TEAC, TechniSat, Tivoli Audio and Yamaha.
Frontier Silicon is a trademark or registered trademark of Frontier
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