Radio solution solves automotive industry challenge of scaling price and performance
Silicon Labs has introduced what is claimed to be the industry’s most scalable, flexible and cost-effective car radio solution for the global automotive infotainment market. Their new portfolio of Global Eagle and Dual Eagle AM/FM receivers and digital radio tuners and Digital Falcon coprocessors enables automakers and Tier 1 suppliers to address all market segments, cost and performance levels, and digital radio standards while meeting rigorous automotive quality standards. OEM and aftermarket radio designs based on the company’s new portfolio can scale from low-cost, single-tuner AM/FM radios to high-performance systems with multiple tuners and antennas, enabling car radio suppliers to leverage their R&D across multiple product lines, all with a common software API.
“When Silicon Labs introduced its first single-chip RF-in-CMOS audio ICs 12 years ago, we redefined how AM/FM receivers were designed into consumer electronics products by reducing component count by more than 90 percent and board space by more than 60 percent,” said Brian Mirkin, general manager of Broadcast Products at Silicon Labs. “To date, Silicon Labs has shipped more than 1.5 billion radio-on-a-chip ICs including more than 50 million OEM automotive tuners, culminating with our latest Global Eagle, Dual Eagle and Digital Falcon families, comprising the industry’s most advanced, scalable car radio system solution.”