Fraunhofer IIS and KeyStone Debut World’s First Journaline and DAB Slide Show on a Color Display DAB Receiver

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Fraunhofer IIS and KeyStone Demonstrate Digital Radio Slide Show and Advanced Text Service Journaline at Hong Kong Electronics Fair Autumn 2012 and at CES 2013

DAB Journaline on a Color Display

DAB/DAB+ Journaline on a Color Display

Interactive broadcasting message such as Journaline and slide show can now be displayed on digital radios with color panels. No WiFi nor Ethernet is needed.

KeyStone Semiconductor Corp. (KeyStone), a fabless semiconductor developer of advanced digital radio turn-key technology announces that a joined project between Fraunhofer IIS, the world’s renowned source for digital radio and audio technologies, and KeyStone has successfully resulted in world’s first DAB/DAB+ radio to display Journaline live news information and slide show on color panels.

This invention enables digital radio makers to produce true low-cost DAB radios which can display vivid digital pictures as well as rich text contents on color panels. Combining with KeyStone’s patent-awarded Bluetooth Radio Wizard (BRW) technology, both color slide show and Journaline content can be wirelessly transmitted and browsed conveniently on Bluetooth enabled devices, smart phones, and tablets, even if the digital radio receiver itself only provides a minimalistic text screen or no screen at all. BRW supports multiple radio standards such as AM, FM, DAB/DAB+, DRM (DRM30/DRM+), HD Radio, etc.

Journaline, the standardized advanced text application for digital radio, offers mass live information available on digital radio receivers, easily accessible to the listener by browsing the broadcaster-defined categories while listening to his preferred station. This broadcasted text information can be further hyperlinked to online web pages for more details, to phone numbers for direct call-ins to talk shows, or to SMS messages to easily participate in polls or to order the featured song.

Live demonstration of DAB/DAB+ slide show and Journaline on color display or via BRW technology on Android platforms will be held at KeyStone’s suite at Renaissance Hong Kong Hong Harbor View Hotel during Hong Kong Electronics Fair from October 13 to October 16, 2012 and at Fraunhofer IIS booth at CES from January 8 to January 13, 2013.

KeyStone is WorldDMB and Bluetooth SIG members. Its DAB/DAB+ modules are certified by Apple MFi programs. Products employing KeyStone DAB/DAB+ modules and BRW technology are available at Apple Store. Samples and demo units are available for ordering. For more information on KeyStone’s digital radio single-chip modules and BRW technology, please contact KeyStone at contact(at)keystonesemi(dot)com.

About KeyStone
KeyStone Semiconductor Corp. is a technical innovator and leader in wireless digital radio semiconductor. Company is dedicated to providing a series of low-power and low-cost digital radio IC family for today’s multimedia broadcasting market demands. Newly introduced FISH modules with patent-awarded Bluetooth Radio Wizard (BRW) technology work across all radio platforms such as AM, FM, DAB, DAB+ and HD Radio, with upcoming support for the international Digital Radio Mondiale standard (DRM30/DRM+).

KeyStone products enable the delivery of the enriched analog and digital multimedia contents to home and mobile environments. Company provides the industry with the lowest-cost system-on-a-chip turn-key solutions to manufacturers of analog and digital broadcasting access products and portable devices.

Company 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.

Press Inquiries:

KeyStone Semiconductor Corp.
2nd Floor, 62 Park Avenue 2,
Science-Based Industrial Park,
Hsinchu, Taiwan 300
Office: +886-3-666-2756
Fax: +886-3-666-2758
Email: Contact(at)KeyStonesemi(dot)com

About Fraunhofer IIS
Founded in 1985 the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen, today with more than 750 staff members, ranks first among the Fraunhofer Insti- tutes concerning headcount and revenues. As the main inventor of mp3 and univer- sally credited with the co-development of AAC audio coding standard, Fraunhofer IIS has reached worldwide recognition. It provides research services on contract basis and technology licensing.

The research topics are: Audio and video source coding, multimedia realtime systems, digital radio broadcasting and digital cinema systems, integrated circuits and sensor systems, design automation, wireless, wired and optical networks, localization and navigation, imaging systems and nanofocus X-ray technology, high- speed cameras, medical sensor solutions and supply chain services. The budget of more than 95 million Euro is mainly financed by projects from industry, the service sector and public authorities. Less than 25 percent of the budget is subsidized by federal and state funds.

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