Seems like the RF boys at Maxim should be working on a single-chip FM tuner with HD radio capability. Why has there not been more spash about HD radio? There are 5 HD radio stations in my home town. Must be a lot in the major metropolitan areas for sure. Could it be that iBiquity has a licensing strangle-hold on this market?
Lets face it, maxim hasn't done anything, much less unique products like this. Last time the audio group tried to make an encoder/decoder it took them several years to get it right - not too sure it works now. Maxim is a second source at best and that assumes they can copy another firms parts.