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NXP Launches Next-Generation FM Car Radio Receivers for Background Scanning and Data Services

Compact and Fully-Integrated Radio Receivers for Low System Cost and Great Efficiency (December 27, 2011)

EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS -- (Marketwire) -- 12/27/11 -- NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today introduced the TEF7006 and TEF7007, its next-generation high-performance FM car radio receivers for background scanning and data services. These advanced receivers are able to decode data from Radio Data Systems (RDS), Radio Broadcast Data System (RBDS) and Traffic Message Channel (TMC) services to offer unique infotainment and radio station data to consumers. Designed specifically for the automotive market, the TEF7006 and TEF7007 deliver higher performance compared to alternative automotive solutions based on consumer or mobile designs.

Built on NXP's market-leading technologies in low-IF tuners, car DSPs and digitally processed RDS demodulation and decoding technology, the new FM receivers enable a rich infotainment experience via radio broadcast data, delivering automotive-qualified performance in a compact, low-cost design. The globally compatible devices cover a broad band spectrum from 76 to 108 MHz, used across Europe, Japan and the US. The receivers are designed for easy integration and are available in a thin leadless HVQFN plastic package with a body size of 5 x 5 x 0.85-mm, requiring minimal external components.

"As an on-board tuner solution which reduces the PCB area, lowers costs and offers superior performance compared with conventional module solutions, the TEF7006 is a great fit in our product portfolio for car OEMs," said Yukihiro Hashimoto, general manager of the Reception System Engineering Dept. at Fujitsu-Ten, Japan. "The device can be applied flexibly in many products, covering a wide range of FM reception standards and offering various interfaces such as MPX output and digital audio output. As RDS/TMC functionality is already a mandatory requirement in the European market, at Fujitsu-Ten we are convinced that the TEF7006 strengthens our future product roadmap by delivering an integrated system solution with NXP's existing automotive DSPs."

"As the No. 1 supplier in automotive infotainment semiconductors, and a key supplier to car manufacturers around the world, these new receivers are another great addition to our High Performance Mixed Signal portfolio in this sector," said Torsten Lehmann, vice president of car entertainment, NXP Semiconductors. "When combined with other NXP products, they provide a cost-optimized system that is fully integrated and pin-compatible, adding function and value to the automotive infotainment system, particularly when used in conjunction with NXP's successful Dirana family."

The TEF700x can be used in conjunction with NXP's digital low-IF car Digital Signal Processing (DSP) systems for radio/audio applications. The reception quality and performance are similar to that of the main tuner, and therefore optimized for background receiver functions.

Both devices can also operate as standalone TMC receivers in navigation units or be used in Traffic Information Messages (TIM) recording applications. The TEF7007 also adds an integrated FM antenna buffer to simplify the development of systems that require buffering.

The TEF7006 and TEF7007 are currently available for purchase.


About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power Management, Interface, Security and Digital Processing expertise. These innovations are used in a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing applications. A global semiconductor company with operations in more than 25 countries, NXP posted revenue of $4.4 billion in 2010. Additional information can be found by visiting www.nxp.com.

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