Netanya, Israel - Feb 26, 2014 - Siano, a manufacturer of mobile broadcast DTV components, has launched the SMS2160, a new multi-standard digital radio receiver chip designed for automotive and portable/mobile consumer electronics applications. The SMS2160 will support T-DMB/DAB/DAB+, DRM+ and FM radio, including RDS/TMC. The newly released chip is particularly aimed at the emerging markets of DAB+ in Europe, and DRM+ in Asia and around the globe.
According to Siano, the SMS2160 is the first IC that supports dual antenna diversity (MRC) for DRM+, T-DMB/DAB/DAB+. It is highly integrated, with a small footprint (5x5 mm) and multiple frequency-band support: VHF Band III (174-240MHz), VHF Band I (47-88MHz), VHF Band II (88-108MHz), and L1-Band.
Ruxandra Obreja, DRM Consortium chairman and president of the DRM Association, said, "The nationwide All India Radio (AIR) DRM Rollout Plan will support digital radio broadcasts in 23 languages and 146 dialects, covering 92 percent of the country and reaching 99 percent of the population. Making Siano's SMS2160 receiver chip available to the national effort open to public and commercial broadcasters will open new horizons for quality mobile broadcasts all over India."