HD Radio Alliance Begins Summer 2009 Ad Campaign 

Ads will continue the theme of discovery, stressing, "If you don't have an HD Radio, you're not hearing HD Radio."

NAB 2009 HD Radio Multicast Award Nominations Open 

Nominations are due by July 15, 2009.

Reports of FM's Swan Song in UK Misleading 

Despite reports, analog FM will continue in UK beyond 2015.

DRM+ Debuts in Paris 

A press release from Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) says that its non-proprietary DRM+ standard conducted a successful demonstration before government telecom regulators in the French capital last week.

Debate over DAB+ Trial Funding Continues in Germany 

At issue is the proposed commitment of approximately 30 million Euros in licensing fees to construction and testing of a national DAB+ multiplex.

Korea Evaluates HD Radio 

Two identical HD Radio Digital hybrid BE FM transmission packages will ship to an ETRI lab for bench tests this summer, with experimental broadcasts expected later in the year.

IBOC by State: Minnesota (June 2009) 

Ibiquity has a list of stations with licensed HD Radio technology and notes those on the air now. IBOC by state looks at various states and lists the stations making the transition. There are 44 stations in the North Star State broadcasting 62 HD Radio channels.

Sage/Ibiquity/Spectrarep Propose Advanced EAS for HD Radio - Any Takers? 

The plan envisions a range of devices with embedded HD Radio technology, including digital AM/FM radios, personal media devices and cell phones, personal computers, and other communication channels.

Spectrarep, Ibiquity, Sage Partner on Emergency Alert Capabilities for HD Radio 

The efforts combines ibiquity's expertise in digital radio, Spectrarep's technologies for emergency notification and public safety information, and Sage's experience with EAS.

Broadcast Electronics Awarded Contract for HD Radio Testing in South Korea 

The HD Radio tests will begin summer 2009.

FCC Issues Public Notice on IBOC Sideband Power Increase 

The public notice seeks input on the process of possibly granting the power increase among other issues.

Microsoft to Add HD Radio to Zune 

The new model adds an HD Radio receiver and integration with Xbox.

Ibiquity Approves Sanyo Reference Design and Tuner 

The SDRS-400 reference is comprised of the LV25400 RF front-end IC and the LC75040 analog back-end IC.

Panama Adopts HD Radio as Digital Radio Standard 

Panama joins several other countries, including Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Jamaica, Mexico, the Philippines, Switzerland, Thailand and Ukraine, in selecting the technology.

Sample and Hold: 1,000 multicasts and counting 

Mutlicasting, the ability to transmit more than one program stream on the FM HD Radio path, is one enhancement that can show a direct result right now.

The Electronic Program Guide 

Among the electronic media, broadcast radio may be the hardest for the audience to answer the simple question, "What's on?"

Open Mic: Elevated sidebands 

In the time since the idea of increasing the power level of the digital sideband carriers in the hybrid HD Radio signal, debates on the idea, and the specific power level have ensued.

Field Report: Nautel NV20 

The Nautel NV20 is a solid-state FM transmitter capable of running in analog, digital and hybrid modes. The footprint of this box is amazingly small for the power levels attained.

HD Radio Time Alignment Tip 

Brian Beezley has documented the audible effects of misaligned time delay and mismatched audio, and he has written a handy utility to help keep the analog and digital elements synchronized.

Intertek Partners with Ibiquity for HD Radio Receiver Certification 

The certification program provides a reference platform to ensure all products using HD Radio technology meet the performance requirements deemed necessary by Ibiquity.

Broadcaster Traffic Consortium Expands with New Broadcasting Partners 

The partnerships result in more RBDS and HD Radio broadcasting market coverage.

Ibiquity Issues New HD Radio Manufacturing Licenses 

That's more than 140 licensees for developing consumer digital radio technology for the global market.

More Automakers Commit to HD Radio 

HD Radio is available as an option or standard in 13 auto brands. Land Rover is the latest addition.

Mercedes-Benz Adds to HD Radio Lineup 

Six more car models are added for 2010.

RCS Releases HD Importer 4.2 

The Ibiquity 4.2 code core update enables the RCS HD Importer to send information to the latest exporters available.

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