FM vs DAB+ | Difference between FM and DAB+

This page compares FM vs DAB+ and mentions difference between FM and DAB+ with respect to various parameters.

Introduction: Both FM and DAB+ are used for radio broadcasting. FM is analog technique where as DAB+ is digital technique for radio broadcasts. DAB+ is upgraded version of DAB.

Parameters FM DAB+
Frequency 87.5 MHz to 108 MHz Band II 174 to 240 MHz Band III
Programs per channel 1 9 to 24 (Typically), 64 (Max.)
Data per channel RBS 1, 2 Kbps Flexible program associated and Non-program associated data rates
Channel Bandwidth 200 KHz 1.5 MHz
BW capacity Not Applicable 1.5 Mbps
Modulation type Single carrier FM (-100 KHz to +100 KHz) Multi carrier (1536) OFDM, DQPSK type modulation over -768KHz to +768KHz
Digital data speed (Kbits/sec) NA 2400
Spectrum Efficiency (bits/sec/Hz) 1.2 0.34 to 0.67

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