The PIRA32 RDS encoder is a result of more than 10
years experience collecting and meets requirements of most regional, local, RSL, LPFM and
other medium- and small-coverage radio stations. Itís also highly suitable for service
and development purposes. Fully digital concept and uniquely effective design ensures high
reliability, excellent signal characteristics and gives the user many advanced features
while maintaining low acquisition costs. The PIRA32 was worldwide first compact dynamic
RDS encoder. It is also implemented in products of several 3rd party manufacturers,
resulting in more than 7000 units overall.
- Fully dynamic stand-alone RDS encoder
- Direct digital RDS signal synthesis
- RS-232 control interface based on set of simple ASCII
commands or UECP protocol; OS independent, no driver required
- Control software includes powerful Windows GUI application
updates are free
- Text features include dynamic PS, parsing, scrolling,
fixed messages and scheduling
- Two switchable program sets (with optional DSN and
- Bypass relay, high reliability
- External TA and Program switch
- Switchable MPX loopthrough
- Internal real-time clock incl. backup battery,
showing real-time also as PS
- No special 19 kHz input needed - pilot tone
internally recovered from MPX signal
- Digital 57 kHz phase locked loop - rock stable RDS
subcarrier in all cases, the PLL will never lock to a pilot frequency outside the
- Easy and fast set-up
services directly supported by the unit
||Extended Country Code
||Transparent Data Channels
||In House Applications
||Program Type Name
||Open Data Applications
||Clock-Time and Date
||Enhanced Other Networks information
||Language Identification Code
||Traffic Message Channel
(The RDS services are described in Support)
Total text capacity:
- 25 kB - Equivalent to more than 3200 PS strings. Send text messages
without any space limitations!
- 100 text messages for off-line
operation - up to 255 characters each sent as RT, dynamic/scrolling
PS or both. Manual or automatic switching.
- Four modes for dynamic/scrolling PS transmission at
selectable speed, incl. word alignment and one-by-one character scrolling.
|Supply voltage and current:
||8-15 V DC, 90 mA typical
|Total power consumption:
||only 1 W
||conforms to CENELEC EN 50067 / EN
|Output level of RDS:
||adjustable from 0 to 2.8 V p-p
|RDS signal bandwidth:
||+/- 2.4 kHz (50 dBc)
|MPX leadthrough voltage gain:
||1 (guaranteed from 2 Hz to 100 kHz)
||multimode software or external switch
||pilot tone or internal generator
|19 kHz pilot PLL capture range:
||+/- 4 Hz
|Pilot tone level:
||min. 120 mV p-p
|Phase shift adjust:
||full range in 9.5 degrees steps
||RS-232 (DCE, 9 pins), bidirectional
||software switchable 1200-19200 bps
||8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit
|UECP protocol support:
||Partial (see the manual for details)
|ASCII protocol support:
|Recommended power supply:
||Wall mount adapter 12V/1A DC,
2.1x5.5mm barrel plug (+) inside
connect the PIRA32 to a computer?
The RDS encoder can be connected to a computer via
USB adapter cable or standard serial cable terminated by CANON D-SUB plugs.
Use this description if you wish
to make the cable yourself.
As a next step, download the Magic RDS 3 control software and you can
start to use the RDS encoder at once.
The RDS encoder can be also controlled from
non-Windows operating systems (Linux, MS-DOS, ...) using any RS-232 ASCII terminal. The
command set is easy to learn and gives full control over the RDS stream. It's a strong
tool also for developers. You can find
detailed description of this advanced use in the manual.
Bidirectional interface provides all info about the
RDS encoder services status even if it's installed in neighbour room, abutting building or
on a transmitter site in mountains. Ethernet connection is supported by the control
software as well.
For more information and set-up details download the manual.