RadioScape Lowers System Costs with New RS200VE DAB Module

2/14/2006 - RadioScape, the world leader in Software Defined Digital Radio solutions, has launched the latest addition to its innovative range of DAB modules. The RadioScape RS200VETM module is designed to provide manufacturers with a low cost solution for creating inexpensive, feature-rich entertainment centres. The module provides DAB (Digital Audio Broadcast) and FM reception, CD transport control, user interface and display drivers in a single integrated unit enabling overall system build costs to be significantly reduced.

"Our unique approach of providing functionality through software running on a DSP," explained Dave Hawkins, RadioScape’s VP of Business Development, "enables us to provide features on the module that would otherwise have required dedicated silicon to achieve. This not only reduces the overall system cost but also reduces the complexity, time-to-design and time-to-market. Manufacturers can also easily differentiate products by using software add-ons such as MP3 or alarm clock functions. All manufacturers have to do is to provide the peripherals such as display, buttons, antenna, power supply, amplifier and speakers as the module provides all the control functions."

The RS200VE is pin and software compatible with its highly successful predecessor, the RS200, allowing existing receiver designs to utilise the new features enabled by the new module. As with all RadioScape modules, the RS200VE is fully RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) compliant in line with the Directive that comes into force in the EU on 1 July 2006. This restricts the use of certain hazardous substances in electronic and electrical equipment within the EU.

About RadioScape
RadioScape® Ltd. is the world’s only developer of end-to-end digital audio broadcasting solutions resulting in unmatched systems knowledge and enabling it to ensure that customers receive the highest levels of quality, robustness and reception at all stages. Its Digital Radio broadcast suite is used extensively throughout the world including the largest DAB installation to date -- the UK’s commercial DAB network.

Its innovative "Software Defined" approach has made it a leader in DAB and DMB technology with its DAB receiver modules being extensively used by many of the world’s leading consumer electronics manufacturers. The company has announced that it is working on DRM capability that will result in true, multi-standard, digital radio receivers.

Founded in 1996, RadioScape's investors include Atlas Venture, Royal Bank Ventures, Scottish Equity Partners, JAFCO, Texas Instruments, Yasuda Enterprise Development, iGlobe Partners, Psion and Arqiva. RadioScape is headquartered in London, England with offices in Singapore and Hong Kong.

RadioScape is a registered trademark of RadioScape Limited.

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