Digital Radio SoCs

Digital Radio SoCs

European and Worldwide Digital Radio

In Europe, Digital Radio Broadcast (DAB) was adopted in many countries as early as 20 years ago, most notably in the United Kingdom where it has enjoyed great success. Most consumers liked the ease of use and the extra value-added enhancements offered by DAB. More recently, digital-only services made the decision to buy a DAB digital radio even easier.

In 2011, many countries decided to adopt DAB+, which has a similar technical framework for digital radio—the Eureka-147 transmission standard—with one major difference in terms of the audio-encoding algorithm. DAB uses the MPEG1-Layer II algorithm, which was cutting edge when DAB was first introduced. Over the years, many other psychoacoustic algorithms have emerged, such as high-efficiency advanced audio coding (HE-AAC), which is considered one of the best. DAB+ uses HE-AAC versions 1 and 2. This allows for very efficient use of the spectrum, something that is becoming increasingly rare. With DAB+, very high-quality audio is achievable at lower bit rates.

Digital radio broadcasting and communication as the core of digital conversion require a new generation of products, which are called Communication and Broadcasting Integration SoC (CBI System on Chip).

 

Atlantik Elektronik Offerings

Atlantik Elektronik offers digital radio SoCs and solutions from PnpNetwork, a fabless semiconductor company. Since its foundation in 2000, PnpNetwork has designed and developed demodulation chips specifically for the European Terrestrial Digital Broadcasting System and shipped them to customers worldwide.

The development and mass production of the demodulation chips for automotive digital broadcasting have enabled PnpNetwork to become a leader in the field.
By expanding the development of a new generation of digital radio SoCs for DAB/DAB+, CDR China, DMR/DRM+, HDR USA, T-DMB Korea and ISDB-Tsb Japan, PnpNetwork is able to offer more price-attractive and optimized products.

 

Components and Modules
Hardware
  • Cost-effective digital radio SoC for DAB/DAB+ HD radio, DRM, CDR, T-DMB, ISDB-Tsb
  • Integrated RF tuners
  • Host MCU interface
  • Chip features/key benefits of our digital radio SoCs:
    • Multi-digital radio standards support: DAB+, HD radio, DRM, CDR, T-DMB, ISDB-Tsb
    • Integrated VHF radio tuners with loop-through antenna
    • Digital I/Q tuner interface for further external RF tuner
    • Full MRC diversity support
    • Low power consumption: Max < 1W
    • Embedded memory
    • Automotive qualified: AEC Q100
Software
  • Multi-digital radio: Standard software configuration
  • Custom radio application software
  • Custom host interface by PnpNetwork or from customers
  • Seamless Linking with features like:
    • Simultaneous 3-way SL support for all analog and digital radio standards
    • Programmable delay and negative delay mitigation
  • System configuration and host interface:
    • Flexible system configuration without rebooting
    • Supported interfaces: UART, SPI, I2C
Technical Consulting & Support

Product design consulting

Our FAE team will accompany the entire product design process, starting with the product idea, the selection of the right hardware and software solutions, proof-of-concept and feasibility studies, up to the development phase for mass production. We help with budget and business plan considerations to create solutions that can be successfully marketed worldwide.

Production & Logistics Services

Worldwide delivery & production, flexible stocking models

Our production and delivery services ensure that our customers receive their products exactly when and where they need them. We synchronize the supply chains of ODM products to provide a non-stop shopping experience and make our customers’ lives easier. We ship worldwide from our Munich warehouse with buffer stocks and take care of PCN/ EOL monitoring to reduce supply chain risks.

Customization and Bundlings
Hardware

Upon request, we can offer:

  • Customized system platform solutions for different RF tuner concepts
  • Qualified reference design & evaluation kits
  • Design in support & design review
Software

Upon request, we can offer:

  • Custom radio application & firmware
  • Interface adaptation for specific performance requirements

 

Technical Consulting & Support

Product design consulting

Our FAE team will accompany the entire product design process, starting with the product idea, the selection of the right hardware and software solutions, proof-of-concept and feasibility studies, up to the development phase for mass production. We help with budget and business plan considerations to create solutions that can be successfully marketed worldwide.

Production & Logistics Services

Worldwide delivery & production, flexible stocking models

Our production and delivery services ensure that our customers receive their products exactly when and where they need them. We synchronize the supply chains of ODM products to provide a non-stop shopping experience and make our customers’ lives easier. We ship worldwide from our Munich warehouse with buffer stocks and take care of PCN/ EOL monitoring to reduce supply chain risks.

ODM Products and Solutions
Hardware

For further information, please contact us.

Software

For further information, please contact us.

Technical Consulting & Support

Product design consulting

Our FAE team will accompany the entire product design process, starting with the product idea, the selection of the right hardware and software solutions, proof-of-concept and feasibility studies, up to the development phase for mass production. We help with budget and business plan considerations to create solutions that can be successfully marketed worldwide.

Production & Logistics Services

Worldwide delivery & production, flexible stocking models

Our production and delivery services ensure that our customers receive their products exactly when and where they need them. We synchronize the supply chains of ODM products to provide a non-stop shopping experience and make our customers’ lives easier. We ship worldwide from our Munich warehouse with buffer stocks and take care of PCN/ EOL monitoring to reduce supply chain risks.

Products and Solutions

Discover our digital radio Portfolio

Software-defined Radio
Our software-defined radio solution offers reduced hardware cost overhead for different platforms, with an extremely low SoC processing resource usage. The SDR solution’s high performance and fast acquisition and reacquisition time make it unique. This is our most flexible solution for worldwide digital radio applications.
Software-defined Radio

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