The broadcast FM radio transceiver IP is a fully integrated alignment-free turn-key solution for FM-enabled SoC devices. Its DSP-based silicon proven architecture is optimized for modern CMOS te chnologies and includes dedicated features for interference-free co-existence with on-chip wireless standards like WiMAX/WiFi, Bluetooth, cellular, and GPS. The IP integrates full FM RDS/RBDS receive and transmit functionality, extended by advanced audio processing as well as high-level tuning and RDS features.
In receive mode, the IP features two independent antenna inputs and shows best in class performance with excellent sensitivity for both audio and RDS signals, Hi-Fi quality stereo channel separation, extremely high selectivity and superb sound quality. In transmit mode, the output level of the FM/RDS modulated signal can be adjusted over a wide range up to 123 dBµV independent of the antenna conversion factor. Internal adaptive control algorithms reduce performance variations due to e.g. hand effects to the absolute minimum for consistent ETSI and FCC standard compliance.
The design is the 3rd generation of FM transceiver IPs which have been proven in various CMOS technologies from 180 nm down to 40 nm.
Catena is an international group of innovative companies, experts in system and architectures as well as in the design of Integrated Circuits and independent System IP. Since its establishment in 1986, Catena has been recognized as the partner of choice for global IC makers in designing wireless connectivity and sensor electronics system solutions created by world-class RF, signal processing and system architecture experts.
Catena provides full custom IC developments as well as complete system IP for various applications, enabling its customers fast time-to-market. The developments are mainly one chip solutions including RF, Analog, Mixed Signal, Digital Signal Processing, Embedded Cores, Embedded Software and tooling.
Catena is a 100% NXP-owned strong radio IP & design services resource (140 persons). It has experience with licensing to 3rd parties of “hard” (frontend) and “soft” (digital) radio IPs such as FM RX & TX, ZigBee, GPS RX, WIFI. Catena announced further partnerships with IP house CEVA and foundry Global Foundries.