Philips presents one-chip radio
Philips is moving forward again and is presenting two new modules in which an entire radio is integrated. The chips consume extremely little electricity and are therefore very well suited for integration in cell phones and other mobile devices.
While a normal radio cannot do without coils and oscillating circuits that have to be tuned during production the new ICs from Philips completely do without this technology. For manufacturers, the production of suitable printed circuit boards is considerably simplified, which leads to cost reductions. Philips is already offering samples of the chips called TEA5767 and TEA 5768, and mass production is to begin in the second quarter of this year.