Effort to get HD Radio Chips in Phones Progressing
Multiple cellphone carriers are sampling HD Radio chips now.
And Best Buy is revising its Insignia HD portable radio and plans to make a
touchscreen version available in the spring.
Those are two nuggets from iBiquity Digital presented at the
IEEE meeting in Alexandria, Va. this week.
As we’ve reported, the tech developer anticipates cellphones
from several carriers will be available in 2012 with integrated FM HD Radio
chips; that’s thanks to the development of smaller, more power efficient chips
from SiPort, now part of Intel.
More than five million HD Radio receivers are now in
consumer’s hands, said Rick Greenhut, director of U.S. Broadcast sales for
— Leslie Stimson