The plug-in, which is the first of its kind, measures just 52.4 x 32.0 x 8.1 mm and is based on Frontier Silicon’s Kino 2 DAB IC. It connects to an iPod, enabling users to listen to either DAB or FM radio or to use it as a convenient remote control to play, pause, fast-forward or rewind music stored on an iPod. Roberts will launch the product in October 2007 at an RRP of £49.99. It will be widely available through all their electrical retailers - in time for the peak Christmas season.
Anthony Sethill, CEO, Frontier Silicon said; “Our world-class engineering team has designed a technology first – the smallest and lowest power DAB radio available. It’s an exciting initiative that will bring a new generation of listeners to DAB radio and greatly increase the penetration of DAB across Europe.”
“The iPod lets listeners take their music collection with them wherever they go,” added Leslie Burrage, CEO of Roberts Radio. “With this accessory they can now choose to listen to live DAB or FM broadcasts anywhere they take their iPod – a must have for the Christmas present list!.”
About Frontier Silicon Limited
Frontier Silicon (frontier-silicon.com) is the leading supplier of digital and RF integrated circuits and modules for mobile digital TV and digital audio products. Established in 2001 as a privately funded fabless semiconductor company, it has over 200 employees and is headquartered in Watford, England, with design centres in Cambridge and Dublin, and branch offices and technical support representatives in Hong Kong, China, Korea and Japan. Products include audio processors for digital radio and network streaming, and receiver solutions for mobile TV, supporting multiple broadcast standards including DVB-H, DVB-T, T-DMB and DAB-IP.
Customers include Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Bang & Olufsen, Bush, Denon, Goodmans, Grundig, Hitachi, JVC, Onkyo, Philips, PURE Digital, ROBERTS, Sanyo, TEAC and Yamaha.
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