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Revo Digital DAB device based on Frontier Silicon chip

Posted: 11 Oct 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:revo digital? revo? frontier silicon? chorus chip? venice module?

UK-based Revo Digital Ltd has introduced its new REVO product, which is powered by Frontier Silicon's Chorus chip.

According to Revo Digital, its new product is the first device that allows users to install DAB digital radio in the car and increase listener choice in the vehicle to over 160 channels with hiss-free broadcasts.

Frontier Silicon, a manufacturer of semiconductors for digital radio/TV and consumer multimedia

products, said its Chorus chip is at the heart of this product in the form of its Venice module, which delivers market-leading DAB radio performance, complete with customized firmware that provides the REVO with some of its market advantages.

Using the Venice module minimizes the development scope of a DAB digital radio, reducing time to market while enabling manufacturers to deliver high performance products. The Chorus FS1010 baseband processor performs the DAB demodulation and protocol stack, and also contains the key on-chip peripherals such as the LCD controller, keypad interface and digital audio interfaces. The Venice module also includes a highly sensitive RF front end.

"The DAB digital radio market has long been crying out for an in-car digital radio product that can be used in any make and model of car," said David Baxter, Revo Digital's managing director. The current batch of car stereo sized DAB radios conform to the outmoded DIN size chassis standard and simply can't be installed into the vast majority of new and used cars, where non-standard size integrated audio systems are now the norm."

REVO connects to the vehicle's existing audio system and comes complete with everything required to install in the car. Capable of being positioned in a number of locations inside the vehicle, the device itself can slide in and out of its powered mounting cradle in seconds for easy removal.

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