DAB Module is based on software-defined radio approach.
Press Release Summary:
Model RS201(TM) includes CD control, infrared remote control, clock and alarm functions, as well as DAB, FM, and RDS, making it suited for DAB-enabled boomboxes and hifi systems. Manufacturers can make DAB-enabled, multi-function products with addition of just a few items as module has all control and functionality within it. Measuring 44 x 110 x 15 mm, RS201 features single supply voltage of 5 V and is suited for battery as well as mains powered products.
Original Press Release:
Radioscape Continues To Lead DAB Innovation with Launch of New Module
RS201 reduces incremental cost of adding DAB to multi-function products
London, UK - 15 June 2004 - The latest addition to RadioScape's growing range of innovative DAB modules is the RadioScape RS201(TM). It is based on the company's highly successful RadioScape RS200(TM), which is used at the heart of more than a dozen DAB radio designs and accounts for more than a third of current digital radio sales in the UK. The RS201 has the additional features of CD control, Infra Red remote control, clock and alarm functions as well as DAB, FM and RDS, making it ideal as the heart of a new generation of DAB-enabled boomboxes and hifi systems.
"The RS200 has been tremendously successful in opening up the kitchen radio market for new manufacturers," explained Andrew Moloney, RadioScape's Marketing Manager, "as it is extremely easy to create differentiated products with it. The new integrated nature of the RS201 reduces the incremental cost of adding DAB to multi-function products, increasing the attractiveness of such products in the market. We expect that this segment will now enjoy a similar rapid growth to that of DAB kitchen radios."
RadioScape's software-defined radio approach enables new and unique functions and updates to be added quickly and easily. As a result, RadioScape's modules are now the solution of choice for most of the leading DAB receiver manufacturers. These manufacturers select them because of their high quality reception, ease of implementation and the software-defined approach that provides huge scope for product differentiation.
Manufacturers can make a DAB-enabled, multi-function product with the addition of only a few items as the module has all the control and functionality integrated within it, ensuring that system level costs are kept low. This module approach can reduce the time taken from months to weeks so that products can be in the shops in Q3 2004 for ramp up to the Christmas market.
Specifications and price
The single supply voltage of 5V and compact size of only 44mm by 110mm by 15mm, makes it compact enough to be used in battery as well as mains powered products. The price for the RS201 module is under $30 depending on the volume and features ordered. The design of the module can be licensed if manufacturers wish to build it themselves.
RadioScape® Ltd. is one of the world leaders in Software Defined(tm) solutions for Digital Radio applications. RadioScape simplifies the creation of wireless receivers and transmission infrastructure for digital radio, partners with Texas Instruments to create digital radio chips for consumer products, and designs its own family of DAB/FM modules including the RadioScape RS200(tm), RS200L(tm), RS201(tm) and RS250H(tm). Founded in 1996, RadioScape's investors include Royal Bank Ventures, Scottish Equity Partners, Atlas Venture, JAFCO, Texas Instruments, Yasuda Enterprise Development, iGlobe Partners, Psion and NTL. RadioScape is headquartered in London, England and also has an office in Singapore. For more information, please visit www.radioscape.com.
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