Friday, August 24, 2012

Panasonic presents the smallest DAB/DAB+/DMB module for digital radio reception

With the new ATD8ZP family, Panasonic Industrial Devices Europe GmbH has developed the world's smallest* DAB/DAB+/DMB modules. The SMT-compatible components are intended for digital in-car radio reception using entertainment solutions (head units) or navigation devices. As well as original equipment, Panasonic also has its sights on retrofits (after market) for the up-and-coming DAB technology.

Thanks to many years of high-frequency experience in conjunction with comprehensive SMD expertise, the engineers at the Panasonic factory in L√ľneburg (Lower Saxony/Germany) have developed a module with dimensions of only 29 x 15 x 4 mm. It lends itself particularly well for integration into current product designs and can be efficiently processed on printed circuit boards in manufacture. Input frequency ranges from 163 MHz to 240 MHz (Band III) and from 1452 MHz to 1492 (L-Band) are covered. The modules are distinguished by high sensitivities of -101 dBm in Band III and -100dBm in the L-Band, and outstanding selectivity. Activation is by UART, audio output via I2S and data transmission via SPI. The modules require a supply voltage of 3.3 V. Current consumption is 180 mA.


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