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DRM-Fan
19-10-2005, 22:40
Is HD radio the new name for IBOC or yet another
new digital radio standard ?

I wonder if the radioscape module can 'add' this mode later on in such a way someone who brought a DRM radio can send it to radioscape or who ever for an 'upgrade' ??

dk8cb
19-10-2005, 23:14
Originally posted by DRM-Fan
Is HD radio the new name for IBOC or yet another
new digital radio standard?

More or less, it seems to be the extension to FM with an IBOC signal broadcast in parallel to an FM signal.

BTW: The proponents of IBOC are already facing resistance from the technical community, read this interesting statement (http://www.wrathofkahn.org/default.php) from someone well known in US radio circles.

I wonder if the radioscape module can 'add' this mode later on in such a way someone who brought a DRM radio can send it to radioscape or who ever for an 'upgrade'??

In principle, receivers based on the RS500 module are software-upgradeable and there should be no technical problem to upgrade to other modulation standards as long as the existing tuner hardware is able to support the bandwidth required and as long as the DSP has got enough processing power.
Making such an upgrade available to customers is a totally different question.

Roland