IEC 62106-3:2018 

Radio data system (RDS) - VHF/FM sound broadcasting in the frequency range from 64,0 MHz to 108,0 MHz - Part 3: Usage and registration of Open Data Applications (ODAs)


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IEC 62106-3:2018 defines the Open Data Application (ODA) feature of the Radio Data System (RDS). The ODA feature in essence allows raw data to be transmitted via a transparent data channel from a service provider to a suitably equipped receiver without there being any prior knowledge of the data content by the IEC 62106 standard. This document defines the method of packaging the data within the RDS group structure and the identification of the data (using the Application Identification, AID) such that it can be addressed by an appropriate decoder on the receiver.
IEC 62106-3:2018 together with IEC 62106-1, IEC 62106-2, IEC 62106-4, IEC 62106-5 and IEC 62106-6, cancels and replaces IEC 62106:2015, and constitutes a technical revision.
This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to IEC 62106:2015:
•    Provision has been made to carry RDS on multiple data-streams (RDS2).
•    For Open Data Applications, in addition to the already existing 37-bit and 21-bit data group structures a new 56-bit or 7-byte data group structure has been added.
•    New are AF coding below 87,6 MHz (down to 64,1 MHz) using ODA-AID. RT+ can now be used with RT and eRT, 0x6365, see IEC 62106-6.

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Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2018-09-26
Available language(s)English
TC/SCTC 100/TA 1 - Terminals for audio, video and data services and contentrss
ICS33.160.40 - Video systems
Stability date  2025
File size1076 KB

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