Digital Radio Update - October 7, 2009

October 7, 2009


Digital Radio Update

New IBOC Quality Metric presented to NRSC, NAB advancing IBOC Booster Project and unique sports content turns up on HD Radio multicasts.

News

Unique Sports Content Turns up on HD Radio Multicasts

While some HD Radio FMs struggle with the additional cost of programming their multicast channels with music formats, others are coming up with innovative sports radio content at low/no cost.

Audio Science HD Radio Multi-tuner gets nod from Ibiquity

The PCI adaptor card contains four separately addressable AM/FM HD Radio tuners that can be fed incoming RF jointly or separately.

Technology/Applications

New IBOC Quality Metric Presented to NRSC

Modulation Error Ratio is generally defined as a measure of the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) in a digitally modulated signal.

Business

HD Radio Receiver Sales Looking Up?

Some retailers indicate that reduced price points and a recession that's boosting the appeal of free media are helping propel sales of HD Radio-equipped car audio head units.

Eye on IBOC

NAB says IBOC Booster Project Advancing

On-channel digital booster technology would allow localized synchronous retransmission of just the digital components of an IBOC Hybrid FM signal.

Dispatches from Philly

Naturally all ears at the 2009 NAB Radio Show were on talk of the preliminary results pf NPR's research project on the potential impact of an IBOC digital carrier increase on first adjacent analog reception.

IBOC Across America

IBOC by State: Oklahoma (October 2009)

There are 28 stations in the Sooner State broadcasting 43 HD Radio channels.


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