One chip AM /FM radio?

Discussion in 'Wireless & RF Design' started by spinnaker, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. spinnaker

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    Oct 29, 2009
    I like to listen to radio talk shows but sometimes I am just not around to listen.

    One project I have in mind is to build a PIC controlled AM/FM radio with an MP3 recorder.

    Can anyone recommend a low parts count Am/FM radio chip? Digital control preferred. Sparkfun has a one chip FM breakout board that looks like it would work but it is only FM.

    I could go HD radio and have only FM but how complicated are those to build?

    Either way the chip should be DIP or something easy to work with. A breakout board like the FM at sparkfun would be fine.

    One thought I had was just to hack of of these but I am having a hard time finding the data sheet.