- on Education & Information
- Published in issue 6/2002 on page 0
WorldSpace Radio (2)
worldwide satellite radio receivers
A low-cost chipset has been developed for the WorldSpace digital satellite radio system described in the previous instalment of this series. The chipset is already in use in WorldSpace receivers. In this second and final part we will describe several of these receivers, their functions and antennas, and look at the stations that can be received.In order to ensure the development of lowcost receivers, WorldSpace has commissioned ST Microelectronics and Micronas to produce a million chipsets. The so-called Starman chipset consists of the devices whose part numbers and functions are shown in Table 1.