Ibiquity Taps Atmel for Reference Design Microcontrollers 

Both the AVR XMEGA and AVR32 processor families are used in a number of HD Radio designs for user interface and control functions.

Australia's DAB+ Rollout isn't all Hearts and Roses 

Among the biggest complaint reported among early adopters are so-called black spots, coverage holes within the footprint of DAB+ multiplexes now operating in the nation's five largest metropolitan areas.

Volvo First to Offer Standard HD Radio Across Entire Line 

VCNA President and CEO Doug Speck said the move would be a huge benefit for buyers and that the new standardized HD Radio receivers would be appearing in 2010 and 2011 models.

Livio Brands Internet Radio with NPR 

The unit provides access to all Internet radio stations, but adds a exclusive menu for NPR stations and programs.

Audio Science HD Radio Multi-tuner gets nod from Ibiquity  

The PCI adaptor card contains four separately addressable AM/FM HD Radio tuners that can be fed incoming RF jointly or separately.

BMW Offers HD Radio Standard in two Additional 2010 Models  

The models are the mid-size crossover SUV X5 model and the mid-size sports activity coupe X6.

Ibiquity Certifies Audio Science ASI8914  

The quad-channel HD Radio tuner is housed on a PCI card.

DRM Releases Receiver Profiles 

The profiles aim to help manufacturers build stand-alone DRM or multi-standard receivers and stimulate digital radio markets across the world.

DRM+ Demos Continue in Germany 

Digtal Radio Mondiale continues to demonstrate its digital replacement for analog wide band FM in Europe.

IMDA Sets Standards for Internet Radios 

As a first step, the recently minted Internet Media Device Alliance has called a press conference on Sept. 6 at the IFA 2009 Consumer Electronics Exhibition in Berlin.

Sirius XM Expands its Internet Footprint -- With a few Caveats... 

Sirius XM will offer new products for Iphone and online listening, but feature sets and content access issues remain.

DRM System Enhancements Approved by ETSI 

The DRM system specification was revised to incorporate an additional mode designed for the lower VHF band broadcast frequencies between 30MHz and 174MHz allowing operation in the FM band.

All Eyes on Zune HD  

HD Radio's fortunes may hinge on reception of Microsoft's Zune HD media player.

Harris Transmitters Support Launch of First Australian DAB+ Services 

Launched in early July 2009, the new digital radio service in Australia has a countrywide reach encompassing five major cities and more than 60 percent of the nation's population can receive DAB+ digital radio.

UK Eyes 2015 for Analog Radio Sunset 

The plan calls for FM to move to DAB, and AM to move to the FM channels.

Broadcaster Traffic Consortium Expands with New Broadcasting Partners 

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

Digital Radio Continues Growth 

In-Stat reports the worldwide market for digital radio saw ongoing growth of 85 percent between 2007 and 2008.

DRM Consortium Plans for Future Steps 

At a meeting in late March 2009, the DRM Consortium will hear and debate how the recent decisions of these two countries to implement DRM for short-wave and medium-wave bands will become the driving force for the rollout in the rest of the world.

DRM Workshop Planned for India 

The DRM consortium is organizing presentations and a dedicated DRM session during the BES Expo International Conference to be held in Delhi, India.

Top 10: HD Radio penetration 

It seems the 2,000-station mark is in sight, but the rate at which stations are activating HD Radio signals has slowed.

Nautel HD Power Boost: How it Works 

Nautel has developed a technology called HD Power Boost that uses an intelligent peak to average power ratio (PAPR) technique to address this issue.

HD Radio Ad Substitution 

Not every listener is going to want to participate in targeted advertising. Our society has raised suspicions about privacy to paranoia proportions. However, there will be those who are unconcerned. There will be those who prefer to hear commercials that match their lifestyle. There will be listeners that desire certain free-but-protected programming and are willing to opt-in to receive premium content.

Satellite Radio Sees First Interoperable Receiver 

The new interoperable receiver delivers every Sirius and XM channel on one radio.

Europe Gets New DRM Service 

The BBC and Deutsche Welle have teamed to launch a digital European radio service using DRM technology.

Report: UK Analog Radio Sunset May Begin in 2017 

The DRWG report, drafted at the request of British telecom officials, sets out three criteria that, once met, would set the transition in motion.

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