NXP SAF360X: Digital Radio System-on-Chip


The SAF360x is a monolithic integrated digital terrestrial radio processor. The SAF360x family includes different chip variants—SAF3600, SAF3601, SAF3602, SAF3604, SAF3606, SAF3607. The SAF360x provides reception, demodulation, audio decoding and application processing for various digital radio standards.

The SAF360x system-on-chip (SoC) is a next generation HD Radio/DAB/DAB+/T-DMB/ DRM solution for breakthrough in system integration and cost reduction. The chip is qualified in accordance with AEC-Q100 and includes the following features:

  • Next generation HD Radio / DAB / DAB+ / T-DMB / DRM solution for breakthrough in system cost reduction
  • Dual channel processing with on-chip dual DAB front-end, memory and source decoding
  • End-of-production line programmability
  • DAB-FM / DAB-DAB blending
  • Advanced reception improvement algorithms
  • Integrated antenna splitter enabling antenna diversity
  • On chip voltage regulation for performance critical Front-end supply via an external transistor from 3.3 V (SAF3601, SAF3602, SAF3604, SAF3606 only)
  • Single system XTAL with optional clock reference output capabilities
  • Small PCB footprint using state-of-the-art BGA package