German funding for Digital Radio Mondiale
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Source: Mi2N - January 14, 2001
Germany's Federal Ministry of Education and Research (bmb+f) says it will
back Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM - http://www.drm.org) to the tune of 3.9
million Euro, almost $3.5M US, for the next three years. Project members
comprise the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS-A, Deutsche
Telekom AG, Robert Bosch GmbH, Sony International (Europe) GmbH, the
semiconductor manufacturer Micronas GmbH and Atmel Germany GmbH. Fraunhofer
IIS-A will lead in project management and also be engaged in research tasks.
The bmb+f funding will allow the development of new data services
specifically for DRM. "For example traffic and weather information can be
transmitted in addition to the normal radio programme," says DRM, adding
that a market survey will ne conducted to provide ideas for new
"Another important part of the project is the development of chip sets with
which audio programmes and data services can be processed simultaneously,"
says Gerd Kilian, project manager at the Fraunhofer IIS-A. "Thus the new
services can be tested under realistic conditions. Moreover, the new chip
sets shall be the basis for low-cost receivers which are indispensable for a
broad market launch."
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