During the IBC 2023 DRM Showcase Event, CML Microcircuits released its DRM1000 broadcast receiver module. The company says the module is the “world’s lowest cost, lowest power, and smallest sized” broadcast receiver module for Digital Radio Mondiale digital broadcasting.
The DRM1000 contains all he hardware, software, IP and patent licenses required for a radio equipment manufacturer to produce a dual-mode (digital and analog) DRM-capable receiver. It offers a 60% cost reduction and 80% power reduction over existing DRM technologies, according to the company. CML Micro notes that the device can run effectively from solar or wind-up rechargeable batteries, as well as small disposable batteries.
“The benefits of DRM are already being enjoyed by listeners in the Indian market with 70% of the population covered by DRM broadcast services and 6 million new cars already fitted with DRM capable receivers. We believe the market for DRM capable receivers is set for significant growth over the coming years,” stated CML Micro Vice President for Global Marketing Matthew Phillips. “The DRM1000 provides an ideal platform to serve this emerging market with low cost, battery-powered portable receivers sold in millions of units.”
During the DRM Showcase, CML Micro also announced that the DRM1000 would be adopted by Gospell Digital Technology for the two new DRM-capable portable radios being shown at IBC 2023.
“We are truly honored to collaborate with CML Micro in launching two groundbreaking DRM receivers based on the DRM1000 module, namely the GR-220 and GR-221,” stated Haochun Liu, head of research and development at Gospell. “We’re confident that our combined efforts will not only deliver unparalleled value to people but also pave the way for the next chapter in DRM technology.”