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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 hremigy am 13.02.2016 |

Really good board with really good support. DAB works well in Netherlands.
As mentioned above, more FM RDS info would be great until DAB is available everywhere in Europe.
A shielded box should be made available. Perfect to upgrade classic cars without having to install ugly head units.

5 von 5 Sternen from Rainer.Goldelius am 01.01.2015 |

3 Tage nach der Bestellung traf das Board schon bei mir ein und war auch schon recht schnell funktionsbereit.

Wer sich mit Windows7 gut auskennt, sollte keine Probleme haben, das Board mit Centrafuse oder mit der Demo Software zum laufen zu bringen. Ansonsten hilft der excellente Support durch JP von MonkeyBoard.org !

Geliefert wurde die Version V1.2, bei dieser Version sind die ICSP und die UART Anschlüsse auf Pinpads herausgeführt, ICSP abwechselnd Signal und Masse, das hilft, Störungen zu vermeiden.
Beim Anschluss EXT ist ein weiterer Pin hinzugekommen ( I/O Pin vom PIC ), leider undokumentiert, sodaß über die Funktion nichts gesagt werden kann.
Schön wäre, wenn darüber der PIC "stillgelegt" werden könnte, um dann über die UART Anschlüsse einen eigenen Kontroller anschliessen zu können.

Mit der beigelegten Antenne waren im Haus ( Standort Hessen ) 45 DAB Sender zu empfangen, ebenso die gewohnten FM Sender, also ein gelungenes Board ! Auch die Slideshow lief bei den Sendern, die das anbieten, einwandfrei.

Rainer

5 von 5 Sternen from kromstr@yahoo.com am 08.12.2014 |

This product does what it should do, works good and stable.
Right now i am in the middle of developping a driver for the Raspberry Pi platform.

5 von 5 Sternen from casterplay am 15.10.2014 |

Great product, works great, + for the SDK. Only thing missing is more data in FM-mode from the RDS, like PI code.

5 von 5 Sternen from creacast am 07.07.2014 |

Excellent solution for testing and evaluating the T2-L4A-8650C module. Very pleased.

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