Click on the advert above to visit the company web site

Product category: Reference Designs
News Release from: Frontier Silicon | Subject: Quantum
Edited by the Electronicstalk Editorial Team on 23 October 2003

Reference platform cuts the cost of DAB

Register for the FREE Electronicstalk email newsletter now! News about Reference Designs and more every issue. Click here for details.

Quantum is a DAB/CD/FM and optional MP3 reference design which can be easily integrated by manufacturers and developers into a wide range of products including boom boxes, midi and micro systems

Quantum uses the Frontier Silicon Venice FS2020 DAB module in conjunction with a Toshiba FM IC and MCU control IC to provide a fully featured audio system. The platform has been developed by Shiba-Tech, a key Hong Kong design house for Toshiba ICs, in collaboration with Frontier Silicon, which provides the DAB solutions.

Says Anthony Sethill, CEO, Frontier Silicon: "The DAB market is rapidly expanding - already we have shipped over a quarter of a million DAB modules.

Quantum will be a significant enabler of further growth in this market and we expect the first Quantum based products, including a 'boom box' system from Ministry of Sound, to be available by the end of the year".

Shiba-Tech Sales Manager Sunny Leung says: "Quantum is a major step in aiding the rapid development of simple, low cost CD/DAB products.

Based on proven Frontier Silicon DAB and Toshiba IC technology solutions Quantum is the ideal base for manufacturers seeking to tap into the opportunities of this fast growing consumer market".

Quantum's user interface is simple and easy to use as the system integrates all the audio functions and uses a single dot-matrix LCD.

Control is via a key interface with optional jog-dial functionality.

Infrared remote control is also supported.

Quantum is based on Frontier Silicon's Venice FS2020 DAB module, an optimised band III RF front end with Chorus FS1010 baseband processor module.

FS1010 uses dynamic and static power management techniques including fully static design, clock-gating and inactive period state minimisation for low power usage without compromising performance.

The processor clock is generated by a PLL, which can be reprogrammed dynamically, enabling power consumption to be minimised for each application.

Venice provides outstanding DAB sensitivity of typically +3 to -98dBm (Band III, Modes I to IV).

Adjacent channel sensitivity is typically 40dB (Band III).

The module supports fast tuning.

? Frontier Silicon: contact details and other news
? Email this article to a colleague
? Register for the free Electronicstalk email newsletter
? NEW
? Electronicstalk Home Page

Related Business News

Digi-Key Corporation and Radios, Inc. Forge...
...Agreement for Global Distribution. Digi-Key Corporation and Radios, Inc. announced today the signing of a global distribution agreement. One of the world's fastest growing distributors of electronic components, Digi-Key ships products to more

Transbotics Appoints Croft, Packer and Kennington...
...to Board of Directors. Transbotics Corporation, , announced that its board of directors had increased the number of the whole board of directors by three and appointed the following individuals to the board : Mr.

Integration Supports the ONE-NET Standard
Integration announced today, that it supports ONE-NET , an independent, user-supported development community committed to open standards for low-power wireless devices.

Forsys Receives Pre-Feasibility Study on the Valencia Uranium Deposit
Toronto, Ontario-- - Forsys Metals Corp. is pleased to announce the completion of the Pre-Feasibility Study for the Company's flagship Valencia Uranium Project in Namibia.

Qualstar Reports Fiscal 2007 Third Quarter Results
Qualstar Corporation , a manufacturer of automated tape storage solutions, today reported financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2007 ended March 31, 2007.

Search the Pro-Talk network of sites