Keystone Semiconductor Powers Lingo iRis to Deliver FM/DAB+/DAB+/DMB-R With Color Slide Show on Apple iPhone4 Accessories

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KeyStone’s Single-Chip Receiver IC, KSW8650, Embedded In LINGO’s iRis, Turns A Regular iPhone4 Battery Pack Into An FM/DAB/DAB+/DMB-R Receiver With Real-Time Color Slide Show.

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KeyStone Semiconductor Corp. (KeyStone), a leading fabless semiconductor developer of advanced digital radio technologies announced today that LINGO Limited’s iRis which embeds KeyStone’s second-generation single-chip FM/DAB/DAB+/DMB-R receiver IC, KSW8650, is now on sale. iRis is LINGO’s patent-pending iPhone4 battery pack and thanks to KSW8650’s low-power and small form-factor, iRis is able to meet Apple’s stringent accessory test requirements including power consumption and electromagnetic interference while delivering high receiving performance.

With LINGO’s ingenious app, DAB GO!, which can be downloaded from iTunes for free. One is able to select radio channels and enjoy real-time analog FM and digital DAB/DAB+ on LINGO's iRis. In fact, KSW8650 is the only DAB/DAB+ single-chip that features color slide show and electronic program guide (EPG) to enable Apple iPhone4 displaying live broadcasting news while listening to digital radio.

KSW8650 is the smallest FM/DAB/DAB+/DMB-R receiver IC and is fully implemented in standard CMOS process. It has fully integrated the entire FM/DAB/DAB+/DMB-R receiver systems including triple-band Radio Frequency (RF) receiver, channel demodulator, Digital Signal Processor (DSP), advanced AAC+ audio decoder, stereo DAC, battery detector, memory cell, etc. onto a single chip.

KSW8650 leaves no costly external components such as VCXO, SDRAM, Flash Memory, MCU, etc., on the module, which significantly reduces the form-factor while lowering the overall solution cost. It can be programmed either in master-mode operations for traditional kitchen radios or in slave-mode on host-based environments.

Housed in a compact 0.8 cm x 1.1 cm BGA package and measured as small as 2.0 cm x 2.0 cm for slave-mode FM/DAB/DAB+/DMB-R operations, KSW8650 module is the only low-cost turn-key solution to offer above features in a most compact form factor for portable and mobile devices.

About KeyStone
KeyStone Semiconductor Corp. is a technical innovator and leader in wireless digital radio semiconductor. KeyStone products enable the delivery of the enriched analog and digital multimedia contents to home and mobile environments. We provide the industry with low-cost system-on-a-chip and turn-key solutions to manufacturers of analog and digital broadcasting access products and portable devices.
KeyStone is headquartered in the Science-Based Industrial Park, Taiwan, and has offices and facilities in North America and in China. KeyStone can be contacted at +886.3.666.2756 or at contact(at)keystonesemi(dot)com.

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