Newest Silicon Labs tuning chip for car radios includes -- get this -- the shortwave bands.

Posted: 02 Dec 2011   Print   Send a link
Austin American-Statesman, 21 Nov 2011, Kirk Ladendorf: "Silicon Labs has jumped full-force into a market your grandfather would have loved: car radios. ... Judging by a demonstration in the audio lab, it makes plain old AM and FM radio sound lots better. The chip delivers a signal that results in a fuller, richer sound than competing solutions. It also makes new digital radio signals sound great. And it also pulls down radio data transmissions for auto navigation systems, NOAA weather radio and even shortwave." See also Silicon Laboratories press release, 21 Nov 2011, and the specs, which show the shortwave coverage to be 2.3-30 MHz.