Sirius introduces new technology

| 8/13/2002

Sirius Satellite Radio has announced it will introduce a new, second generation chipset for its satellite radios during the fourth quarter of this year.

The new chipset includes many improvements over the existing design, besides a dramatic reduction in size. These improvements include a 50 percent reduction in required power and better thermal management to reduce heat. The new design will also allow Sirius to lower total system cost by almost 50 percent.

The new system utilizes Systems' 0.13 micron, six-layer metal technology to integrate all digital portions of the receiver circuitry, excluding memory, into a single chip. Analog and mixed signal integrated circuits complete the chipset. This reduces the entire component dimensions to the size of a credit card.

In the meantime, Sirius is offering a $75 national consumer rebate, bringing the cost of a Sirius Satellite Radio down to as low as $175. The mail-in rebate is available Aug. 15 through Nov. 17. For more information, visit