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Wider FM range, larger screens refresh car FM transmitters lineup

Touch buttons, and RDS and DAB/DAB+ radio function add value further.

 

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  • Broader transmission range: Suppliers in China are rolling out models supporting 76 to 108MHz to offer more channel options. This is wider than the 87.5 to 108MHz FM range typical in previous variants.
  • Larger screens & memory: Aiming to raise user convenience, makers are building in bigger displays, with 3.5in becoming popular. As a growing number of products double as MP3 players, the internal memory is rising as well.NAND flash of as much as 8GB is increasingly adopted, and the capacity can be extended via an SD or SDHC card.
  • Wider compatibility, longer running time: Releases support more A/V formats, including AVI and MPEG-4. Units that run on lithium batteries use high-capacity types to extend the operation time. Several versions employ AAA or AA alternatives, and can charge via the car cigarette lighter socket or USB port.
  • Novelty designs: Under efforts to enhance the aesthetic appeal, companies are releasing models that resemble mobile phones, game consoles and toys. Some variants take on cartoon and animal patterns.
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