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Fraunhofer to Build Reference Receiver Design for WorldSpace

WorldSpace and Fraunhofer are working together to develop a satellite digital radio receiver reference design for the European market.
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WorldSpace and Fraunhofer are working together to develop a satellite digital radio receiver reference design for the European market.

Proponents say the deal brings WorldSpace European subscribers closer to mobile satellite radio service, beginning with Italy.

The WorldSpace European receiver will comply with the satellite digital radio standard, newly established by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute. The standard enables the receiver to decode signals from a combination of terrestrial repeater networks and satellites.

Fraunhofer Program Manager for Satellite Radio Michael Schlicht and WorldSpace CTO Hussein Sallam said the companies have worked together in the past on a number of satellite radio initiatives, including the development of a “proof-of-concept” for the WorldSpace satellite radio system, to development and implementation of its terrestrial repeater system.

WorldSpace European auto and other receivers will be based on the Fraunhofer reference design. The broadcaster hopes to begin broadcasting to Italy by the end of this year or early next year.

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