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Innominds Brings FM HD Radio Technology to Mobile Devices

Sajin Nair on March 28, 2024

Feb 15th – 17th, 2024 – Innominds, a leading digital transformation company and an indigenous Design House, announced the integration of FM HD Radio technology in mobile devices at BES Expo 2024 in New Delhi, India  

Designed by Innominds in Bangalore, the HD Radio phone was showcased prominently to radio industry stakeholders and government decision makers. The mid-segment smartphone is capable of receiving digital broadcast radio signals from local radio stations using HD Radio technology. Innominds integrated the Skyworks Si4682 digital radio chipset with the Qualcomm QCM2290 platform to create a truly innovative design in India, paving the way for integrated digital radio experience on a smartphone.

HD Radio’s HD FM technology empowers broadcasters to deliver diverse digital services on existing FM spectrum (up to 4 audio channels in the same frequency), offering crystal-clear audio with enriched multimedia experiences. To the listeners, it offers incredible audio quality, more content choices, and no subscription fees. It would redefine the FM listening experience.

With over 2700 radio stations operating this digital radio technology world-wide, HD Radio services unlock exciting possibilities for radio service providers and listeners. Aligned with the "Digital India Initiative" HD Radio broadcasting enables

  1. Efficient use of radio spectrum.
  2. Additional audio programming for FM stations.
  3. Provides critical emergency alerts notifications.
  4. Exceptional audio quality and engaging content.
  5. The potential to create new revenue streams for broadcasters

For the ‘Digital India’ plan, digital FM broadcasting is a pivotal step to expand the reach of the government to the people and in the process upgrade them to the new age technology. HD Radio broadcasting technology is a mature digital radio service that can be readily adopted in the India market and provide news and entertainment access to the broad population through the smartphone integration.

While the reaction of the BES 2024 participants towards FM HD Radio was overwhelming, there is still the regulatory barrier which would require Ministry of I&B’s approval. Once in place, this would open doors for a new chapter in Radio broadcasting in India.  


About Innominds 

Innominds is an AI-first, platform-led digital transformation and full-cycle product engineering services company headquartered in San Jose, CA. Innominds powers the Digital Next initiatives of global enterprises, software product companies, OEMs, and ODMs with integrated expertise in devices and embedded engineering, software apps and product engineering, analytics and data engineering, quality engineering, cloud and DevOps, and security. It works with ISVs to build next-generation products, SaaSify, transform total experience and add cognitive analytics to applications. Visit  Visit 



Sajin Nair 

Associate Vice President - Marketing