Kino 4 / Kino 4 Pro

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Kino 4 / Kino 4 Pro

Kino 4 is the latest generation of low-power integrated digital radio system-on-chip (SoC). It is a fully integrated single chip radio receiver SoC containing RF tuner, baseband, application processor, audio decode and DAC

  • Description

    Kino 4 is the latest generation of low-power integrated digital radio system-on-chip (SoC). It is a fully integrated single chip radio receiver SoC containing RF tuner, baseband, application processor, audio decode and DAC functionality. 
    Kino 4 has been designed to power all major categories of consumer digital radio device from simple portable digital radios to home audio systems in either a master or slave configuration.

    Containing a number of innovative technologies to optimise power consumption, 
    Kino 4 uses up to 50% less power than the previous generation Kino 3 chips. The high level of integration such as built-in voltage regulators help to reduce the system component count and keep BoM costs to a minimum as well as reducing manufacturing time.
    Kino 4 is Digital Tick compliant. The on-chip multi-band RF tuner and processor operate in the following RF bands; LW/MW/SW, FM, DAB-III and DAB-L.

    Kino4 can be used for aftermarket auto products with AutoDAB SDK, enabling advanced features such as service following.

  • Applications

    Colour display radios

    Mono display radios

    Portable radios

    Clock radios

    Automotive digital radio adaptors

    Handheld radios

    Home audio systems

    Soundbars

    Headphones

  • Features for Kino 4

    Frontier ActiveScanTM, continuously scanning to ensure radio is correctly tuned

    Frontier NoiseSkipTM, dynamic interference removal

    Single 3.3V supply option

    Sensitivity optimised antenna configurations

    Band II/III

    DAB/DAB+ sensitivity to -100 dBm (typical)

    FM sensitivity to -108 dBm (typical)

    Power consumption typical 110mW (DAB)

    On-chip stereo DAC

    Digital audio output (I2S) slave mode only

    Option for fully digital signal path with internal EQ

    Customisable feature-set via the latest DAB SDK

    Memory:

      • Integrated for DAB/DAB+/FM
      • Built-in flash - size dependent on application

    Temperature range:

      • Operation: 0 to +70°C
      • Storage: -40 to +85°C
  • Features for Kino 4 Pro

    Enhanced version of Kino 4 with more memory, allowing additional features

    Premium colour UI, support for 3-inch colour TFT display

    Frontier BestTuneTM combined service list

    Advanced Bluetooth support, allowing metadata to be displayed

    Multi format slideshow, JPG and PNG

    Store demo mode

    Multi colour theme selection

    Night mode

  • Features for Kino 4 Auto

    Intelligent DAB to DAB service following

    DAB to FM service linking recommendations

    Service linking enhancements for automotive operation

    DL+ support

    Station logos for now playing screen

    Station logos for menu

    Slideshow support

    Direct support for DAB seek

  • Benefits

    Users benefit with enhanced performance and functionality

    Fully compliant to DAB+ standards and Digital Tick Mark certified

    Up to 50% lower power consumption than the previous generation Kino 3

    Designed to power all major categories of digital radio device

    Supports all major digital radio broadcast standards

    Supports all digital and FM radio frequencies

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Kino 4 is the latest generation of low-power integrated digital radio system-on-chip (SoC). It is a fully integrated single chip radio receiver SoC containing RF tuner, baseband, application processor, audio decode and DAC functionality. 
Kino 4 has been designed to power all major categories of consumer digital radio device from simple portable digital radios to home audio systems in either a master or slave configuration.

Containing a number of innovative technologies to optimise power consumption, 
Kino 4 uses up to 50% less power than the previous generation Kino 3 chips. The high level of integration such as built-in voltage regulators help to reduce the system component count and keep BoM costs to a minimum as well as reducing manufacturing time.
Kino 4 is Digital Tick compliant. The on-chip multi-band RF tuner and processor operate in the following RF bands; LW/MW/SW, FM, DAB-III and DAB-L.

Kino4 can be used for aftermarket auto products with AutoDAB SDK, enabling advanced features such as service following.

Colour display radios

Mono display radios

Portable radios

Clock radios

Automotive digital radio adaptors

Handheld radios

Home audio systems

Soundbars

Headphones

Frontier ActiveScanTM, continuously scanning to ensure radio is correctly tuned

Frontier NoiseSkipTM, dynamic interference removal

Single 3.3V supply option

Sensitivity optimised antenna configurations

Band II/III

DAB/DAB+ sensitivity to -100 dBm (typical)

FM sensitivity to -108 dBm (typical)

Power consumption typical 110mW (DAB)

On-chip stereo DAC

Digital audio output (I2S) slave mode only

Option for fully digital signal path with internal EQ

Customisable feature-set via the latest DAB SDK

Memory:

    • Integrated for DAB/DAB+/FM
    • Built-in flash - size dependent on application

Temperature range:

    • Operation: 0 to +70°C
    • Storage: -40 to +85°C

Enhanced version of Kino 4 with more memory, allowing additional features

Premium colour UI, support for 3-inch colour TFT display

Frontier BestTuneTM combined service list

Advanced Bluetooth support, allowing metadata to be displayed

Multi format slideshow, JPG and PNG

Store demo mode

Multi colour theme selection

Night mode

Intelligent DAB to DAB service following

DAB to FM service linking recommendations

Service linking enhancements for automotive operation

DL+ support

Station logos for now playing screen

Station logos for menu

Slideshow support

Direct support for DAB seek

Users benefit with enhanced performance and functionality

Fully compliant to DAB+ standards and Digital Tick Mark certified

Up to 50% lower power consumption than the previous generation Kino 3

Designed to power all major categories of digital radio device

Supports all major digital radio broadcast standards

Supports all digital and FM radio frequencies

Applications

Colour display radio
DAB+/FM radios
Clock radios
Automotive
Handheld radios

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