DRM Receiver Kit

The DRM Receiver Kit from Fraunhofer IIS is a fully validated DRM solution for the automotive and consumer market. This innovative software radio approach allows terminal manufacturers to efficiently enhance their radio platform with the full range of the DRM feature set. It is a platform independent C-code ready for multiple baseband and service layer instances.

Fully compliant with the ETSI ES 201 980, the DRM Receiver Kit is able to decode a full DRM multiplex or only a subset to save computing power. With its flexible data interface, it can be easily combined with external applications. The API interface is adoptable to the customers framework.


Flexible solution for software defined radio platforms

Modern radio receivers for car and home entertainment contain more and more software. This enables the radio maker to support different radio standards on the same hardware platform. Updates or extensions become possible even in the very last stage of the development process. The Fraunhofer IIS DRM Receiver Kit is a DRM solution providing radio manufacturers this flexible software option for their radio platforms.



The benefits

at a glance

time to market

Ready-to-run software greatly simplifies what would otherwise be a highly time and resource intensive implementation process, and accelerates the product development stage.


The receiver kit supports different configurations of baseband and service layer fuctions.

Faster access
to new technologies

Fraunhofer IIS offers DRM baseband and service layer decoders used with popular fixed-point and embedded floating-point processors.


The receiver kit's platform-independent C/C++ code enables easy switching of SoC platforms while maintaining full functionality and performance.


Basic feature set of the baseband processing

  • Reception frequencies up to 240 MHz
  • Automatic mode detection for DRM-mode A-D
  • Full featured FAC, SDC, MSC decoding
  • 4.5 kHz, 5 kHz, 9 kHz, 10 kHz, 18 kHz, 20 kHz, 96 kHz bandwidth
  • DRM30 (Mode A-D)
  • DRM+ (Mode E)


Basic feature set for audio and data decoding (DRM profile)

  • MOT decoder in header and directory mode
  • Packet mode decoder, enhanced packet mode decoder
  • MPEG HE-AAC v2
  • Legacy CELP and HVXC on demand
Schematic representation of a DRM receiver
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The library has three main interfaces, which can be customized for customer platforms. These interfaces are the IF input interface, the audio output interface and the control interface to operate the library from an external host. Fraunhofer IIS also offers integration support for customer radio platforms.

The DRM development framework of Fraunhofer IIS allows embedding and optimization of a receiver architecture from the antenna input to the audio output as complete design based on customer requirements. It is compatible to the DAB Receiver Kit offered by Fraunhofer IIS.

Availability and licensing

The Fraunhofer IIS DRM Receiver Kit is designed to fit on arbitrary digital signal processors (DSP). Extensions and additional features can smoothly be integrated into the kit – on customer request.

Generally, Fraunhofer IIS DRM Receiver Kit licensing scales with the type of application and the adaptation efforts.

Test and monitoring equipment

Fraunhofer IIS offers professional DRM receivers and signal generators for broadcasters, network providers, regulatory bodies, and radio manufacturers.


DRM Monitoring Receiver DT700

High performance DRM receiver for transmitter and spectrum monitoring


DRM Test Equipment DT230

DRM signal generator for channel simulation, receiver analysis, real-time modulation

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