Silicon Labs pumps up the volume for automotive infotainment
Silicon Labs, a provider of broadcast audio solutions for automotive infotainment, has introduced a complete portfolio of receivers/audio processors and multi-standard digital radio ICs designed to deliver best-in-class AM/FM and digital radio performance for the global car radio market.
The Si479xx family of AM/FM receivers and digital radio tuners delivers a new benchmark for car radio reception performance with on-chip audio processing at the lowest system cost. The new Si46xx family, which includes single-chip digital radio-coprocessors and data receivers, provides an advanced digital radio audio decoding and data reception solution for analog and digital radio.
According to IHS Automotive, global automotive sales for 2015 will reach 88.6 million light vehicle units, with China leading the volume growth. Many of today’s vehicles feature sophisticated infotainment systems with multiple tuner ICs and antennas to support maximal ratio combining (MRC) for digital radio, FM phase diversity reception, Radio Data System (RDS) info-navigation data, and digital radio standards such as HD Radio and Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB). Silicon Labs developed the Si479xx and Si46xx portfolio to address the global demand for advanced car radio technology supporting all worldwide broadcast radio bands.