CML Microcircuits unveils common platform processor for digital two-way radio standards

New processor will enable manufacturers to design a single radio platform to meet the requirements of the various digital two-way radio standards and support legacy analogue systems

CML Microcircuits unveils common platform processor for digital two-way radio standards

CML Microcircuits has released a PMR (professional mobile radio) common platform processor to support digital/analogue FDMA PMR/LMR (land mobile radio) and 2-slot TDMA digital systems.

During the migration of two-way radio from analogue to digital, a number of digital FDMA (frequency division multiple access) and TDMA (time division multiple access) PMR/LMR systems have emerged along with the on-going requirement for a radio platform to support legacy analogue.

With each system potentially having different requirements and specification down to radio architecture level, the radio manufacturers' goal of a single cost-effective radio platform to fit all has become complex.

The CMX7241/7341 PMR Common Platform Processor sets out to address this. The CMX7241/7341 provides a common platform that can deliver FDMA digital PMR/LMR, TDMA digital PMR/LMR and legacy analogue.

Based on CML's proprietary FirmASIC component technology, a Function Image (FI) can be uploaded into the device to determine the CMX7241/7341 overall functions and operating characteristics.

The first Function Image focuses on digital and analogue FDMA PMR/LMR. It provides a comprehensive feature set including auxiliary functions to support the whole radio.

When combined with CML's CMX994 Direct Conversion Receiver IC it presents a flexible, highly integrated, small PCB footprint, high performance radio platform solution.

Main Features:
• Automatic analogue/digital detection
• Digital PMR/LMR
• ETSI TS 102 658, TS 102 490 and EN 301 166 compliant
• Embedded air interface physical and data link layers
• Mode 1, 2 and 3 operation
• Analogue PMR/LMR
• EN 300 086, EN 300 296 and TIA-603-D compliant
• Complete audio processing
• Sub-audio signalling
• Audio-band signalling
• MPT 1327 modem
• Function Image roadmap includes: DMR, NXDN and PDT digital radio standards.

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