Digital development

Scotland-based Elonics has recently acquired more than $1m in funding to help it develop the infrastructure required to support its growing global customer base.


Scotland-based Elonics has recently acquired more than $1m (£0.66m) in funding to help it develop the infrastructure required to support its growing global customer base.


The investment comes from the same group involved in an earlier funding round for £2.5m last year. Key investors include Braveheart Investment Group, Scottish Venture Fund and a number of private investors.


David Srodzinski, chief executive of Elonics, said: ‘Early customer feedback for our first product, the E4000 CMOS RF TV tuner device is very encouraging. In response to demand, we have just opened our first office in Taiwan to service the Greater China region.’


Elonics, which was founded in 2003 and based in Livingston, has developed what it calls DigitalTune – a concept that allows each stage of an RF signal processing chain to be adjusted under digital control.


The strategy has a number of benefits over traditional tuners that typically use analogue signals to manage the RF signal gain. As well as providing superior programmability, it can be used to adjust the performance of the tuner for optimum linearity.


The digitally programmable architecture has been used in the company’s E4000 tuner family to cover the complete spectrum from VHF 2 to L Band (76MHz to 1.70GHz) for mobile broadcast applications. 


Commenting on the new funding, Geoffrey Thomson, chief executive of Braveheart, said: ‘Elonics has a differentiating product in terms of cost, power and performance. We are pleased to participate in this follow-on round, which will enable the company to further progress the E4000’s journey to market.’