DISCONTINUED Innes DAB+/DAB Radcap PCI Radio Capture Card


Innes DAB DAB+ Radcap


The DAB+/DAB Radcap receives and decodes the entire contents of a DAB+/DAB ensemble, rendering each audio service as a virtual Windows audio capture device for use with multi-channel recording or monitoring software. Broadcast data services, including DLS text and MOT slideshows, are also available through a simple application programming interface.

The card supports both legacy DAB MP2 audio coding as well as the new HE-AAC v2 encoding used with DAB+ broadcasts.

Multiple cards can be installed, allowing simultaneous monitoring or recording of several ensembles.

A sample application is provided with the card, allowing monitoring of DAB+/DAB audio and data as well as providing a diagnostic ensemble spectrum display, signal quality indicator and uncorrected error counter.


Technical Specification

Technical Specification

System Requirements

Windows XP (SP2 or later), Vista, Server 2003, Server 2008, Windows 7, Server 2008 R2, Windows 8 and Server 2012 (32-bit and 64-bit versions supported)

1GHz Pentium 4 or better

256MB minimum

ATX-style PCI 2.2 compliant (or later)

Sound card or motherboard sound port for monitoring


Tuning range:
Band III (174-240 MHz)

DAB format:
Mode 1

RF input:
BNC connector

PCI interface:
33MHz PCI or PCI-X (5V or 3.3V)

Number of services:
Unlimited-audio device limit of 32 applies on Windows XP and Server 2003

Error correction:
Soft-decision Viterbi inner decoder, Reed-Solomon outer decoder

Audio decoding:
MP2 and HE-AAC v2

Audio format:
48kHz 16-bit stereo (other sampling rates and bit depths supported through the Windows SRC)

Decoding latency:
3 seconds

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