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MonkeyBoard DAB DAB+ FM Digital Radio Development Board Pro2 with SlideShow

MonkeyBoard DAB DAB+ FM Digital Radio Development Board Pro2 with SlideShow
  • DAB+ FM ! SLG002 !
  • 100x60 mm size !
  • Programming API !
  • FM with RDS !

Designed and Made in Australia, the DAB+ FM Digital Radio Development Board Pro2 provides a platform for developing and evaluating DAB+, SlideShow and FM receiver. The board contains a Keystone T4B DAB/FM module and a Microchip PIC18F14K50 microcontroller. The T4B module is Keystone's latest DAB+/FM receiver module with the following features:

  • ETSI EN 300 401 compliant receiver
  • DAB/DAB+ sensitivity to -99dBm (typical)
  • FM sensitivity to -106dBm (typical)
  • DAB Color Slide show support (Data service option)
  • Decodes audio services up to 384kbps without external RAM
  • FM with RDS/RBDS decoder (*** RDS reception only available for stati [more]

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Designed and Made in Australia, the DAB+ FM Digital Radio Development Board Pro2 provides a platform for developing and evaluating DAB+, SlideShow and FM receiver. The board contains a Keystone T4B DAB/FM module and a Microchip PIC18F14K50 microcontroller. The T4B module is Keystone's latest DAB+/FM receiver module with the following features:

  • ETSI EN 300 401 compliant receiver
  • DAB/DAB+ sensitivity to -99dBm (typical)
  • FM sensitivity to -106dBm (typical)
  • DAB Color Slide show support (Data service option)
  • Decodes audio services up to 384kbps without external RAM
  • FM with RDS/RBDS decoder (*** RDS reception only available for station name, station text and genre and is subjected to certain condition of power level and frequency deviation)
  • Combined antenna input for FM / Band3
  • UART Serial control interface
  • Integrated stereo audio DAC
  • Digital audio output – I2S
  • Real time clock accurate 50ppm
  • Configurable general purpose I/O
  • Ultra low-power
The Microchip PIC18F14K50 provides a USB to Serial interface for the T4B module to communicate with the host PC. Despite the sample code provided in this Development Board for communicating with the board is based on serial communication, user can analyse the serial communication and implements a driverless HID protocol by rewriting the firmware on the PIC18F14K50.

New SlideShow Feature
The KeyStone T4B module supports SlideShow. Slideshow adds visual content (slides) to radio broadcasts on DAB or DAB+. It enhanced the digital radio with visuals using images in JPEG or PNG format.

What can you do with it?
  • Build a PC controlled DAB+ FM Digital Radio
  • Build a CAR PC DAB+ FM Digital Radio
  • Build a standalone DAB+ FM Digital Radio (requires external microcontroller)
HARDWARE DESCRIPTIONS
- Power Supply Circuit
The board is typically powered by 5VDC from USB. The PIC18F14K50 is drawing power directly from the USB. From the USB’s 5VDC, the power is further distributed into 3.3VDC LDO to the KeyStone T4B module. The power of LDO is always on.

- Microchip PIC18F14K50
This microcontroller is used to provide a Virtual Serial Port to the KeyStone module. It is flashed with a customised CDC RS-232 Emulation Demo firmware. Other than performing the standard serial emulation, it also control the power, reset and audio shunt of the KeyStone module.

- Reset Circuit
Reset of the module is performed by RESET pin emulated by DTR of the virtual serial port.

- ICSP
The ICSP programming port is the standard Microchip’s In-Circuit Serial Programming port and is compatible with Microchip’s PICkit.

-EXT
EXT port has two 5V logic signals, ˉSHDN and ˉSHNT. They are used to control external audio circuitry’s power and mute.

- Push Button (SW1)
This button, when pressed during a power-up, will trigger the PIC18F14K50’s USB HID bootloader in programming mode.

Pre-installed Software
  • Microchip's USB bootloader (programming the board using a normal USB cable)
  • Microchip's CDC RS-232 emulation firmware

Packing List
  • 1 unit of DAB+ FM Digital Radio Development Board
  • 1 unit of retractable antenna
More Informations (also links to Plugins f. FreeIce, Centrafuse, etc..)

Data sheet Download (PDF)
Data sheet Print view
Manual [EN] Download (PDF)
DAB Channel Examples Download
Programming API Download
Eagle PCB Schematics Download
Firmware Source Code Download
Centrafuse Installation Download
VB.net Demo & Source (EUROPE) Download
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Customer ratings: 5 von 5 Sternen
Average rating, based on 15 ratings
5 von 5 Sternen from bes51659 am 14.01.2014 |

Great working kit and the support is excellent.
An optional shielded box would be even better.
Personally I would have preferred an angled SMB instead of straight SMA connector but that is a minor thing.
Great work guys!

4 von 5 Sternen from Dbilas am 25.07.2013 | | See all my comments

Funktioniert so wie es soll.

5 von 5 Sternen from mone78 am 02.09.2013 | | See all my comments

Ottimo prodotto, nessun problrma di installazione. Funziona alla perfezione sia con sistemi 32 bit che 64 bit ( win7). Funzionamento accertato anche con Centrafuse 4.3.6.1120

5 von 5 Sternen from alanya501 am 15.06.2013 |

Erst vielen Dank für schnelle Lieferung. Die Produkt ist wunderbar. Süper Empfang wäherende Fahrt. Einfache Install und sehr praktische Software.. Ich kann ohne gedanken empfehlen. Viele Usb radio probiert kannst rest in die Mühl schmeisen. Diese Produkt süpeeeeeeeeeer....

4 von 5 Sternen from jazzflyer am 19.04.2013 | | See all my comments

Nachdem ich das erste Board, welches ich direkt bestellt und geliefert bekommen habe, leider zerstört habe, wurde das nächste Board hier bestellt.

Die Empfangsqualität ist einwandfrei. Besonders gut gefallen mir die API (zum Programmieren), die frei verfügbare VB.Net- Software (Download bei sixthlogic) und der hochprofessionelle Service von Sixth Logic. Sie betreiben ein Disqus- Forum und antworten für gewöhnlich in wenigen Stunden, freundlich und äußerst kompetent.

Die Slideshow funktioniert im Münchner Raum tadellos.

Ich kann das Board empfehlen.

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