Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Fraunhofer IIS and STMicroelectronics Develop ASIC for

STMicroelectronics and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS agreed to jointly develop a dedicated low-power ASIC for Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) applications such as fixed and portable radios, car receivers, software receivers, and Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs).

Digital Radio Mondiale is a universal, open standard digital radio system with FM-like sound quality available to markets worldwide for long-wave (LW), medium-wave (MW), and short-wave (SW) frequencies. DRM uses the existing Amplitude Modulation (AM) broadcast frequency bands (below 30MHz) more efficiently. The DRM signal fits into the AM broadcast-band plan and can be carried by many existing AM transmitters.


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