NXP is the largest supplier of car infotainment semiconductors and recently it tested its Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) service for vehicles. The public demo of this service was carried out at Broadcast Engineering Society in New Delhi and made use of a new software defined multi- standard co- processor for land based digital radio reception. This service which will be integrated into cars later on boasts of a platform that has a decoder to support three main digital radio standards.
The demo was carried out in collaboration with All India Radio (AIR) which is the worlds largest radio network. DRM helps to boost clarity so as to enable one benefit from better audio quality of the AM band. DRM services are a hit in developing markets and they help to improve radio quality at a low cost while at the same time provide services like traffic updates, news and warnings related to everyday events. NXP is the first semiconductor company to implement this technology for three main radio standards using a single platform for the same.