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Mechanically-tuned portable DSP radios: a shootout

Following is my premiere shortwave radio column for the January 2014 issue of The Spectrum Monitor digital magazine.  It takes the form of a review–or “shoot-out,” if you will–of a few select mechanically-tuned DSP radios I’ve tested over the years. While … Continue reading

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The new Tecsun R-2010D

[UPDATE: Click here to read my full review of the R-2010D.] I just ordered the Tecsun R-2010D–a SiLabs DSP-based shortwave radio with an analog dial and tuning mechanism–on eBay. The Tecsun R-2010D is very similar to the Degen DE321, DE32 … Continue reading

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SiLabs brings shortwave to car radios

Silicon Labs, a manufacture of DSP (Digital Signal Processing) chips that are in many of the shortwave radios we feature here on SWLing.com, is now taking their technology to car radios. They have announced the Si476x chip family which features AM/FM, longwave, … Continue reading

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Silicon Labs Si4734 DSP-based shortwave radios

I have gone through our Shortwave Radio Index (SWRI) and tagged every portable radio that is based on the Silicon Labs Si4734 DSP chipset. The Si4734 has been one of the biggest innovations to happen to portable receivers in recent … Continue reading

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Silicon Labs ships one billionth DSP radio chip

Silicon Labs, the chip manufacturer behind some of the best portable shortwave radios in the market (including Tecsun and Grundig) has sold its one billionth DSP radio chip. Silicon Labs has been one of the best things to happen to … Continue reading

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