iBiquity certifies ST’s HD Radio chip

STMicroelectronics has announced that its HD Radio Technology chipset, embedded in the Alps Electric module, has been certified by iBiquity Digital Corporation for meeting comprehensive performance requirements.

iBiquity Digital certification parameters include sensitivity, acquisition time, audio quality verification, functional check and bit error rate testing. The cutting-edge device has already scored multiple design wins for both built-in and after-market HD Radio receiver installations and other car equipment manufacturers working with ST’s chipset are expecting to get their certification shortly.

Developed by iBiquity, HD Radio Technology offers enhanced sound quality, more programming choice, and new wireless data services on existing FM and AM radio channels. The technology is gaining traction in the car market and has been adopted by a total of 13 automotive brands representing more than 70 vehicle lines to date.

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