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iBiquity Digital pushes portable HD Radio player

updated 04:15 pm EST, Tue January 13, 2009

HD Radio portable player

At the 2009 CES in the HD Radio display, there was a demonstration of the smallest application of an HD Radio chip in the form of the KRI Armband Portable HD Radio Receiver. What is basically a portable HD Radio device with MP3 playback capabilities shows the evolution of HD Radio as it can be packaged into ever smaller devices.

The device also has the capability of playing back digital music files stored on a microSD card via the compatible slot and can record content as well, though no further information is known about that functionality. There is no word on when the KRI Armband Portable will come to market or how much it will cost. [via OrbitCast]



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  1. PocketRadio

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    Joined: Jan 2009

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    HD Radio is a farce!

    "HD Radio: Portable vs. Reliable"

    "Lawson Digest reported that iBiquity will be releasing this Spring new HD Radio chipsets that will require less power. Not sure if they are referring to the 200 mW chipsets recently shown by iBiquity and Samsung at CES... Mobile phones (the holy grail of mobile platforms) are already power hogs. The current cellular chipsets for the iPhone use almost 300 mW...and this BEFORE Apple implements 3G chipsets (or even Silverthorne). Incorporating an HD Radio chipset that uses almost 200 mW does not seem feasible right now... With the Samsung solution, chipset size shrinks from a cellphone-size module to one that is about 25mm by 30mm (roughly 1 inch by 1.2 inches) and a few millimeters deep."http://tinyurl.com/5h5qh9The power cord is huge (chipset still too power-hungry), and the chipset is still too large (1" x 1.2"). HD Radio is a farce!http://hdradiofarce.blogspot.com

  1. PocketRadio

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Jan 2009

    -3

    HD Radio is a farce!

    "HD Radio: Portable vs. Reliable"

    "Lawson Digest reported that iBiquity will be releasing this Spring new HD Radio chipsets that will require less power. Not sure if they are referring to the 200 mW chipsets recently shown by iBiquity and Samsung at CES... Mobile phones (the holy grail of mobile platforms) are already power hogs. The current cellular chipsets for the iPhone use almost 300 mW...and this BEFORE Apple implements 3G chipsets (or even Silverthorne). Incorporating an HD Radio chipset that uses almost 200 mW does not seem feasible right now... With the Samsung solution, chipset size shrinks from a cellphone-size module to one that is about 25mm by 30mm (roughly 1 inch by 1.2 inches) and a few millimeters deep."

    http://tinyurl.com/5h5qh9

    The power cord is huge (chipset still too power-hungry), and hte chipset is still too large (1" x 1.2"). HD Radio is a farce!

    http://hdradiofarce.blogspot.com

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