The Digital Radio Mondiale consortium is participating this year for the first time in the Meeting of Regional Broadcasting Organizations and Transmitting Equipment Manufacturers.
During the conference, hosted by Antenna Hungária Zrt May 22–24 in Budapest, DRM representatives are providing updates on recent DRM developments worldwide. The consortium is also demonstrating new receiver solutions.
On Thursday May 23 German firm Starwaves will unveil the new DRM W102 module, equipped with an integrated hard-coded baseband decoder. The unit, DRM points out, is suitable for consumer radio and aftermarket automotive applications. It features a tuner frontend, digital-to-analog audio converter and digital input for external audio sources.
Available in the third quarter of 2019, the device measures 40×40 mm and covers longwave, medium wave, shortwave and the FM Band (64-108 MHz) in DRM and analog radio. DRM adds that it also allows the extraction of data services (Journaline or MOT Slide Shows) from the data stream for further processing in the target device.