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austriamicro supplies audio processors for XM Radio portables

Posted: 22 Feb 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:AS3525? AS3524? audio processor? austriamicrosystems? XM Satellite?

austriamicrosystems, a manufacturer of highly-integrated analog and mixed signal ICs for communication, industrial, medical and automotive applications, announced that it is supplying its AS3525 and AS3524 audio processors for XM Satellite Radio's new line of portable satellite radio devices.

The AS3525 single-chip media player solution contains an ARM9-based processor subsystem with on-chip RAM and ROM, a CD-quality audio front-end as well as a highly integrated power management and lighting unit. The AS3525, which comes in a 13-by-13mm BGA package, is used in Samsung's Nexus digital music player. This portable device conforms to XM Radio's "connect and play" platform as the XM digital receiver module is contained in the player's docking station. Music streamed via the XM radio network can be stored in the device and played back together with MP3 and WMA music uploaded by the user via the device's high-speed USB link. In addition, end users can tag songs for later purchase through the XM+Napster service.

The AS3524, similar to the AS3525, works with an analog front-end which is designed for the requirements of portable satellite radio applications. The chip comes in a 10-by-10mm BGA package and can be found in the Pioneer Inno and Samsung Helix portable satellite radio devices. These models offer full XM music player functionality plus a stand-alone satellite radio receiver and high resolution color LCD.

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