Interesting chip to create an AM/SW/FM radio

Discussion in 'Wireless & RF Design' started by bertus, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. bertus

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    Hello,

    Silabs made an all in one chip for making a radio for AM/SW and FM with manual tuning, the Si4835.
    See the attached datasheet for more info.

    Bertus
     
  2. jpanhalt

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    Silabs makes a whole family of such chips (Si47xx and Si48xx -- Digikey has a lot of them listed). I investigated on paper some of them, as many are claimed to have a lower limit of 504 kHz with digital tuning, which is below the usual USA AM band and very close to the 500 kHz I want. I would prefer something that would go a little lower.

    Right now, though, I am playing with another neat chip from Bosch. Had never thought of it as an electronics supplier. Apparently, it is quite active in automotive sensors.

    John
     
  3. Dodgydave

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    It has Lw band which is down to 150khz.
     
  4. jpanhalt

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    I could not find that specification. Some of the similar chips do have a low band for in the 150 kHz region for RFID, but that tuning band tops at about 200 to 250 kHz, as I recall.

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  5. bertus

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    Hello,

    The 4835 has no LW in the chip.
    In the magazine FUNK AMATEUR there was a short description:

    SI4835_funtion_and_tables_german.jpeg

    Sorry for the german text, but an image can not be translated.

    Bertus
     
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