CHAPTER1.10 Worldwide Standards for Digital Radio

RICHARD MORRIS B.SC. (ENG), (HONS), M.I.E.T. (U.K.)

Commercial Radio Australia Australia

INTRODUCTION

This chapter explores the major digital radio broadcast standards being developed and/or in use outside the U.S., and also provides a brief introduction to satellite radio. In the digital world, the division between television and radio services is becoming increasingly blurred. Systems primarily designed for television can in addition deliver audio services, and some systems originally intended for radio can deliver low–bit rate video services. The terrestrial systems discussed here are restricted to those with a spectrum bandwidth of below 1600 kHz that have been primarily designed to deliver ...

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