LAS VEGAS, USA (AVING Special Report on 'NAB Show 2010') -- <Visual News> Fraunhofer IIS has been selected by Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) to provide its DAB/DAB+/T-DMB software solution for TI's software defined radio (SDR) platform for the automotive industry.
TI's Jacinto-based platform delivers a unique approach for the automotive market, implementing a worldwide radio design concept that allows a single design to be used with multiple radio standards around the world, reducing design time and cost.
Fraunhofer's DAB receiver kit is licensed and optimized for TI's Jacinto processor, which is based on an ARM + DSP architecture. The DAB receiver kit takes advantage of Jacinto's C64x+™ DSP core to implement a software defined radio, specifically for the digital audio broadcasting standard DAB. The Jacinto-based platform delivers a unique approach for the automotive market, implementing a worldwide radio design concept that allows a single design to be used with multiple radio standards around the world, reducing design time and cost. In addition, as a software library, DAB can combine with other features required in automotive head units. Jacinto's ARM + DSP core combination provides enough performance to efficiently execute SDR functions while leaving headroom for other differentiation.
Developed for high quality DAB radio reception and fully validated for the automotive and consumer market, the Fraunhofer DAB Receiver Kit is a reference design for efficient implementation of DAB, DAB+ or T-DMB radio receivers. The innovative software radio approach and flexible software options allow TI to efficiently enhance its radio platform with the full range of DAB/DAB+/T-DMB feature set. Fully compliant with ETSI EN300 401, the basic feature set includes baseband processing as well as high quality audio and data decoding. Optional features such as 5.1 MPEG Surround sound or conditional access are available on request.