Do DRM Receivers also have DAB+ – Your Question Answered

Do DRM Receivers also have DAB+ – Your Question Answered

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After your IBC announcement of new receivers, I would like to know if these receivers also have DAB+?

(Engineer from South America)

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The simple answer is both yes and not yet. For modern chipsets DRM respectively DAB/DAB+ can be enabled through a software upgrade. Some standalone receivers like the Starwaves can be multi-standard on request as the base module supports DAB and DRM. In general, as the DRM and DAB/DAB+ standards share a lot of the basic technical features, adding DAB+ is a matter of market demand and not a technical challenge. Some of the IPs are shared between the two standards which makes introducing either of the standards to an existing one in a receiver a relatively simple and cost-effective option.