CML - Analogue & Digital PMR/LMR - CMX981

The CMX981 Advanced Digital Radio Baseband Processor is a combination codec/processor that interfaces analogue and digital sections of a Digital Radio System and performs critical DSP-intensive functions.

The device supports many digital portable, mobile and base station system applications including TETRA, APCO25, RCR-39 (Japan) and is also sufficiently flexible for use in other demanding digital radio systems. The CMX981 transmit path comprises all functions required to convert digital ‘symbol’ data into suitably filtered analogue I and Q signals for external up-conversion and transmission. This includes digital control of output amplitudes and offsets and fully programmable digital filters. Default coefficients provide the root raised cosine (RRC) response required for TETRA.

The CMX981 receive path accepts differential analogue baseband I/Q signals, samples them and performs digital channel select filtering to simplify host processing and data extraction. Internal digital offset correction and the digital filters are fully programmable. Default coefficients provide the RRC response required for TETRA.

Auxiliary DAC and ADC functions are included for the control and measurement of the radio system RF section. This may include AFC, AGC, RSSI, or part of the control system for a Cartesian loop. The voice codec converts voice signals to and from digital form and can be configured to apply a digital voice filter per specification G.712. The encode path accepts a differential analogue audio input signal, converts it to digital form and applies digital voice filtering to produce a processed digital stream.

The decode path accepts a digital stream written to the serial interface, applies digital voice filtering, converts the result to an analogue signal, and presents the signal at differential speaker or single-ended earphone analogue driver outputs. This path also includes a sidetone addition and a ring-tone generator.

Block Diagram


  • Programmable Digital Tx and Rx Filters
  • High Performance Codecs
  • 2 x 16-Bit Sigma-Delta ADC
  • 2 x 14-Bit Sigma-Delta DAC
  • 6 x 10-Bit ADC
  • 4 x 10-Bit DAC
  • 14-Bit Linear Codec with Digital Filter
  • pi/4 DQPSK and Other Modulations
  • C-BUS and 3 x Fast Serial Bus Interfaces
  • Low Power Requirement
  • 100mW Speaker Amplifier
  • 16.5mW Earpiece Amplifier


  • Digital Radio Including TErrestrial Trunked RAdio (TETRA) Systems
  • RCR-39 Systems (Japan)
  • Digital Wireless Local Loop
  • SATCOM Terminals
  • Terrestrial Flight Telephone Systems
  • High Speed Wireless Data Modems
  • Mixed-Mode Analogue/Digital Radio Networks

Supply Requirement:

  • 2.5V Supply with 3.3V Tolerant I/O