DABDUINO - DAB/DAB+/FM Arduino shield

DABDUINO is DAB/DAB+/FM Arduino shield with 32-bit, 384kHz PCM DAC (cinch) + SPDIF/Toslink optical digital audio output

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The DABDUINO is good starting point for high quality DIY DAB/DAB+/FM home receiver project, car receiver or anything you want. Optical audio outout (SPDIF/Toslink) and 32-bit, 384kHz PCM DAC offers the same audio quality as expensive DAB/DAB+ receivers.

The DABDUINO is Arduino DAB/DAB+ (digital radio) + FM shield with 32-bit, 384kHz PCM DAC (cinch) + SPDIF/Toslink optical digital audio output. DABDUINO Library is designed specifically to work with the DABDUINO.

The library supports many functions for control DABDUINO and for access to broadcast data. For example - automatic station search and store stations in database, watching and reading DAB/DAB+ and FM station name, program type, information texts and data from DAB/DAB+/FM RDS, signal strength and quality, volume and stereo mode settings and many others. In near future I will add functions for access to media data from DAB/DAB+ stream. For example - images, audio stream, etc.


  • Arduino (as shield): DUE, ZERO, M0, M0 PRO, TIAN, PRIMO
  • Arduino (wired): MKRZero, MRK1000
generally all Arduino 3.3V boards
  • STM32 (as shield): Nucleo L476RG, Nucleo F091RC, Nucleo F103RB
  • STM32 (wired): STM32F103C8T6
generally all supported boards in Arduino_STM32


  • FM: 87.5 - 108MHz


  • RF (antenna): SMA connector, solder pads


  • Analog audio: 32-bit, 384kHz PCM DAC - stereo cinch (golden), solder pads
  • Digital audio: SPDIF / Toslink (optical)

Real Time Clock (RTC):

  • on board, synchronised from DAB/DAB+ stream


  • DABDUINO is powered only from Arduino pin heads. No need external power source.

Arduino library:

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taranclan wrote 09/22/2023 at 23:09 point

can this be made with just the radio module/amp and have a 4 pole female output, LCD button shield and a arduino uno? i want to be able to attach the lcd-botton shield on-top of the fm shield

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jerry mandarin wrote 05/26/2023 at 23:10 point

Hey, are these still up for purchase at all?

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Kirschner Christoph wrote 07/23/2017 at 12:10 point

This is a really great project !!! I want one !!

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Turbyho wrote 07/30/2017 at 10:31 point

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Craig Hissett wrote 07/23/2017 at 11:36 point

I need one of these bad boys. I've been looking for a way to add DAB to my car and could do with one for the office too!

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Turbyho wrote 07/30/2017 at 10:33 point

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Jacob wrote 07/13/2017 at 11:35 point

Are your boards available for purchase?

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Turbyho wrote 07/30/2017 at 10:32 point

Yes, for order visit

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