Thursday, September 1, 2005

TI and RadioScape Develop Receivers for Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM)

Multiple companies attending IFA in Berlin demonstrated product prototypes for the Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) standard that were developed around chips and modules from Texas Instruments and RadioScape. The companies expect consumer brand products to appear on store shelves within the year.

DRM is a universal, non-proprietary digital radio system for the short-wave, medium-wave and long-wave AM broadcast bands, enabling a single tower to broadcast over a large geographic area with near-FM quality sound. DRM is supported by a wide network of broadcasters, equipment OEMs and silicon providers working together to design, promote and deliver low-cost receivers and content for worldwide markets.

TI's DRM350 digital baseband enables developers to create dual DRM/DAB-based devices with a single chip and implement enhanced features on the integrated programmable DSP, such as digital content playback of MP3 and Windows Media Audio (WMA) files. RadioScape's RS500 module, a complete DRM solution, is based on TI's DRM350 and includes hardware and software necessary to support any combination of DRM, DAB, FM-RDS and AM.

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