GSS Debuts Integrated FM Radio and Cell Phones
Las Vegas - Apr 20, 2009 - Global Security Systems (GSS) has debuted FM radio data chips plus RBDS-based protocol for cell phones and consumer electronics. GSS partnered with mixed-signal developer Silicon Laboratories for more than three years to develop government and commercial FM-based message distribution systems and receiver chip designs supporting the Radio Broadcast Data Service (RBDS) aspects of FM broadcasting. The integrated technologies provide cell phone users with FM listening, and add state and federal emergency messaging via the FM broadcast infrastructure.
Silicon Labs' embedded FM antenna technology further enhances the system by allowing the FM receiver to use internal antennas inside the mobile device instead of requiring plugged-in headphone wires. This allows mobile devices to remain constantly connected to the FM alerting system, while capitalizing on power-saving mechanisms to consume very little current. In addition to the power-saving features in the GSS technology, the RBDS-based signaling supports targeted messaging to micro geographies, over-the-air programming and activation, scanning algorithm to allow receivers to roam uninterrupted nationwide and addressable down to the chip level much like an ESN in a cellular devices.
Silicon Labs has introduced a family of FM receiver ICs that support integrated antennas, digital audio out, worldwide FM band support and Radio Data System (RDS) technology, all on a single chip measuring 3mm on a side. Silicon Labs ICs use a patented tuned-resonance technology that allows integrated FM antennas constructed of printed circuit board (PCB) traces, loops, stubs or other devices to perform as well or better than the headset-cord wired antennas they replace.
Acceptable Use Policy blog comments powered by Disqus
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Today in Radio History
The history of radio broadcasting extends beyond the work of a few famous inventors.
EAS Information More on EAS
The feed provides feeds for all US states and territories.
Need a calendar for your computer desktop? Use one of ours.
Information from manufacturers and associations about industry news, products, technology and business announcements.
Staying on-air is priority #1, but 100 percent redundancy comes at a cost.
Browse Back Issues[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Also in the November Issue
- Music is Everywhere at WTMD
- FCC Looks to Update RF Exposure Rules
- Government Shutdown Causes FCC Delays
- Applied Technology: Wheatstone baseband192
- Side by Side: Video Cameras
- Exploring More from Google Earth
- The History of W9BSP