P232 RDS Encoder Module

The P232 RDS Encoder is well suited for many radio stations which use serial RS-232 channel for dynamic RDS data distribution or which settle for static RDS content. It's also highly suitable for service and development purposes. Fully DSP concept and effective design ensures high reliability, excellent signal characteristics and gives the user many advanced features.

This RDS encoder is characterized by easy installation and great price. It still maintains support for all RDS services and data formats that can be found in other models. The device is compatible with P132, P232U, P332 and backward compatible with PIRA32.

  • Fully dynamic FM broadcast RDS encoder with single RS-232 communication port
  • Independent secondary communication port on-board
  • Control interface accepts ASCII commands, UECP protocol and X-Command on both ports
  • Text features include dynamic PS, parsing, scrolling, tagging, fixed messages and scheduling
  • Control software includes powerful Windows GUI application
  • External TA and Program set switch, bypass relay, switchable MPX loopthrough mode (Loop/Side)
  • Internal real-time clock
  • Easy and fast set-up
  • Firmware updates are free
RDS services directly supported by the unit
PI Program Identification RT Radiotext
PS Program Service RT+ Radiotext Plus
PTY Program Type M/S   Music/Speech
TP Traffic Program CT Clock-Time and Date
TA Traffic Announcement UDG User Defined Groups
AF Alternative Frequencies    ECC  Extended Country Code
PTYN  Program Type Name LIC Language Identification Code
DI Decoder Identification TMC Traffic Message Channel
EON Enhanced Other Networks information   

(The RDS services are described in Support)

Technical specifications
Supply voltage and current: 12 V DC stabilized, 120 mA
RDS/RBDS signal: conforms to CENELEC EN 50067 / EN 62106
Output level of RDS: adjustable from 0.0 to 4.0 V p-p in 256 steps
RDS signal bandwidth: +/- 2.4 kHz (50 dBc)
MPX leadthrough voltage gain: 1 (guaranteed from 2 Hz to 100 kHz)
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
Signal connectors: unbalanced, BNC
Data connectors: RS-232 9-pin male (DTE), secondary RS-232 on board (3V3 logic)
Other connectors and indicators:  TA and Program switch, LCD (optional), pre-wired pilot and operation LED
Program sets: 6
UECP protocol support: Partial *
ASCII protocol support: Yes
Recommended power supply: Wall mount adapter 12V/1A DC, 2.1x5.5mm barrel plug (+) inside

* Follow the Technical manual for details.

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