Linked by the_randymon on Wed 9th Jan 2013 23:37 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Anyone who has turned on a shortwave radio in the past decade knows it's a wasteland out there, to the chagrin of nostalgic old geeks like me. But this technology sector is also one poised to explode with innovation thanks to software-defined radio. From H-Online: "Software-defined radio promises to [make] the complexity in radio systems a software problem. The principle is simple and, in the ideal setup, an antenna is connected directly to analogue-to-digital converters for receiving signals and digital-to-analogue converters for transmitting them, with software running on an attached processor taking care of everything else." Your computer is about to become more useful than ever.
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RE[3]: DSP radio
by Fergy on Fri 11th Jan 2013 08:18 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: DSP radio"
Fergy
Member since:
2006-04-10

I know the BBC and EU has done far more with radio than the US has. In the UK I guess everyone has DAB in their car, in the US we got junky old FM which I practically never use.

I thought it was mostly stillborn and only properly forced in BBC land. How you could introduce a digital replacement for FM and use something worse than MP3 is beyond me. Why bother?

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RE[4]: DSP radio
by zima on Mon 14th Jan 2013 18:58 in reply to "RE[3]: DSP radio"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

How you could introduce a digital replacement for FM and use something worse than MP3 is beyond me. Why bother?

The introduction took a long time... (I suppose you don't want to rush such things)

...at least DAB+ improves on this aspect, with AAC.

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