Imagination strengthens its position in digital radio IP
December 16, 2013 // Nick Flaherty
Imagination Technologies has strengthened its position in digital radio IP through deals with STMicroelectronics and Frontier Silicon.
In a new deal for Imagination, ST has licensed Ensigma communications processor technology for use in a multi-standard programmable radio solution targeted at car radios that will support a wide range of global digital radio standards including DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) and HD Radio.
"Imagination and our partners have been instrumental in delivering global solutions that have made digital radio a successful technology in the home, but there has been slow progress to date in automotive," said Sir Hossein Yossaie, CEO of Imagination. "STMicroelectronics will deliver a complete solution with wide capability and ease of deployment that should propel digital radio to ubiquity in cars.”
Under the terms of its licensing arrangements Imagination receives license fees, and royalty revenues on shipment of SoCs incorporating Imagination’s IP.
Frontier, part of the Toumaz Group, is using Imagination’s Ensigma global digital radio platform in the fourth generation of its multi-standard programmable radio ICs, Chorus 4 that supports all key global digital radio standards, as well as supporting legacy analogue radio standards.
As a result of the partnership, digital radio functions are now found in all categories of consumer audio products - including portables, home audio systems, radio recorders, clock radios and automotive aftermarket products - from brands including Bang & Olufsen, Bose, Bush, Denon, harman/kardon, Hitachi, JVC, NAD, Onkyo, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Pure, Roberts, Sanyo, Sharp, Sony, TEAC, TechniSat, Tivoli Audio and Yamaha.
Oscilloscope engine plugs into portable Apple products
September 30, 2014
This month, Oscium is giving away three of its iMSO-204L dual analogue iOS oscilloscopes, worth USD400 each. Designed with ...
BMW joins forces with Baidu for automated driving
Self-tuning acoustic-ready chip increases audio focus
16nm FinFETs boost ARM's 64-bit big.LITTLE
X-ray imaging reveals path to extending battery lifetimes
Electron innovation prolongs power in mobile devices
September 30, 2014
Researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas have created technology that could be the first step toward wearable computers ...
What Is Digital Power System Management?
Qualcomm increases share of smartphone processor market
Aggregating disparate data protocols from IoT
- Solutions for Millimeter Wave Wireless Backhaul
- Enter Linduino
- A Novel Approach to Industrial Rectifier Systems
- Putting FPGAs to Work in Software Radio Systems Handbook
InterviewCEO interview: AMS' Laney on driving a sensor-driven business
Kirk Laney, CEO of Austrian mixed-signal chip and sensor company AMS, wants to leverage the opportunity that technology affords to create new markets for sensors and sensor interfaces.
Filter WizardCheck out the Filter Wizard Series of articles by Filter Guru Kendall Castor-Perry which provide invaluable practical Analog Design guidelines.
Linear video channel
READER OFFERRead more
This month, Oscium is giving away three of its iMSO-204L dual analogue iOS oscilloscopes, worth USD400 each. Designed with native Lightning compatibility, the iMSO-204L transforms the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch into an ultra-portable, two-channel oscilloscope.
Since Apple changed its connector, Oscium has been working to bring native compatibility to its customers. The third generation...MORE INFO AND LAST MONTH' WINNERS...
December 15, 2011 | Texas instruments | 222901974
Unique Ser/Des technology supports encrypted video and audio content with full duplex bi-directional control channel over a single wire interface.