NXP and Hyundai Mobis Deploy DRM Chips and Receivers Designed in India
DRM provides FM-comparable or better audio quality on the AM radio band
February 6, 2017
|EINDHOVEN, Netherlands and NEW DELHI, India— NXP Semiconductors and the automobile parts supplier Hyundai Mobis have announced the successful completion of field trials of MOBIS DRM receivers and NXP chips designed in India. The chips and DRM receivers are now deployed in DRM-fitted car infotainment receivers in a newly launched vehicle in India by a leading carmaker.
DRM is a digital radio standard that has been deployed in emerging markets. It provides FM-comparable or better audio quality on the AM radio band. Because AM radio covers more than 98% of the population in India, compared to 37% coverage of FM, DRM provides a significant benefit. This technology also provides additional data services such as traffic updates, natural disaster warnings and news.
The development and deployment of this new technology, showcased at a DRM Round Table conference on Jan. 3, was made possible by a regional collaboration between All India Radio, NXP Semiconductors, Hyundai Mobis and the DRM Consortium.