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IBOC AM & FM – IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES

By Charles W. Kelly

Abstract

Digital Radio Broadcasting is off to a fast start in the USA with iBiquity IBOC (In-Band, On-Channel) as the FCC has recently approved both the AM & FM IBOC systems for use. What benefits might this technology offer the rest of the world? How does IBOC solve the problems that other Digital Radio systems have faced? How is IBOC implemented, and what technical performance does it offer? What are the commercial realities of IBOC – why might this system succeed where others have failed? It appears to be a certainty that digital broadcasting is in the future for most of today’s broadcasters, and that the IBOC technology will be the method utilized in the United States and in much of the Americas. To date, over 100 radio stations in the US have already purchased IBOC transmission systems, and many receivers have been introduced for it. IBOC: WHAT IS IT? iBiquity IBOC is a method of broadcasting digital radio broadcasting signals on the same channel, and at the same time as the conventional AM or FM signal. iBiquity has developed both AM and FM solutions in response to the need in the US for a digital system that didn’t require additiona

Year: 2011
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