Venus Radio is designed to be a Digital Tick and WorldDMB Profile 1 compliant evaluation design for price sensitive, entry level radio applications (DAB/DAB+/DMB-Radio and FM-RDS). Based on the Verona 2 module running DAB 6.x embedded software, Venus Radio provides a flexible architecture, enabling OEMs to use the design as a starting point to speed development of custom products.
Venus Radio provides a simple route to enable OEMs to produce iOS docking systems offering DAB radio, FM radio and wired docking. Together with the Frontier Control App, the Venus Radio platform provides an advanced, flexible and integrated audio system offering the ability to display programme-relevant text and full colour images.
Venus Radio is provided with an engineering design pack including specifications, schematics, gerbers, bill-of-materials and software. Support is available to customise the platform for individual requirements.
The fully-flexible evaluation design comprises the Verona 2 module and four main PCBs.
Verona 2 module, 43.4mm x 34 mm
Mainboard PCB: power and audio, 117mm x 63mm
Keyboard and LCD PCB with 13 keys, 2 rotary encoder and display daughterboard, 117mm x 19mm
Audio PCB, 117mm x 60mm
iOS dock connector PCB, 41 x 66 mm