Venus Colour is designed to be a Digital Tick compliant evaluation platform, supporting DAB slideshow for colour display radio applications (DAB/DAB+ and FM-RDS). Based on the Verona 2 module running DAB 6.1 embedded software, Venus Colour provides a flexible architecture, enabling OEMs to use the design as a starting point to speed development of custom products.
Venus Colour provides a simple route to enable OEMs to produce colour display radio systems offering DAB radio, FM radio and Bluetooth® streaming. The Venus Colour platform provides an advanced, flexible and integrated audio system offering the ability to display programme-relevant text and full colour images.
Venus Colour 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
- Adaptor board, 80mm x 48mm
- 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