EtherWaves adds software defined radio based DAB/DMB to GENIVI and Android

November 02, 2011 // By Julien Happich
The increasing processing power pushed by the smartphone market finally enables an upgrade path to automotive and mobile devices, to avoid the need for specialized DSPs. EtherWaves has just announced a new version of its ClearSignal software based DAB/DMB solution that executes on Linux-based OS's, such as those used for automotive In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI), for mobile devices and for tablet computers.

Adding this Digital Radio capability requires an appropriate digital tuner — such as Maxim’s MAX217x, and executing ClearSignal software on the existing processor with GENIVI or Android operating system. Porting the same DAB/DMB capability to another processor is a straightforward task, due to ClearSignal RF-agnostic design. The new version currently, running on an ARM V7 architecture core, implements all the Digital Radio broadcasting standards supported by ClearSignal — DAB, DAB+, T‑DMB and DRM.

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