Use your Raspberry Pi now to play DAB+ radio with this new extension board and enjoy the many free DAB+ stations – anywhere.
Silicon Labs Si4684 DAB and FM radio receiver with worldwide FM band support, RDS/RBDS decoder and DAB/DAB+ support. Newest version now with hardware I2S support. The instructions contain a manual how to activate it.
A LED is now indicating the board status.
The 40 pin connector fits the Raspberry Pi 1 B, Pi 2 B and Pi 3 boards. The Si4684 can be programmed using the SPI bus. New: the latest software version works now with the Pi 4B board.
The terminal software for Raspbian and Linux operation systems allows easy remote control of the DAB Board, for example through a ssh connection. It supports automatic station scanning and station list storage and fast station selection and volume control.
Silicon Labs Firmware is supplied within the terminal software. We do not distribute the firmware directly!
50Ω SMA-Jack (Coax, female)
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What you have to do
- Copy the DABBoard API tool to your Raspberry Pi (see further below for the download) and attach your DABBoard to your Raspberry Pi.
- Use the command
sudo ./radio_cli -b D -u -k
to start a full scan over all frequencies.
- Enter the location of where you have done the scan in the dialog which is printed in the terminal after the scan has finished.
- A file
ensemblescan_postalcode_city.jsonwas generated. Mail the file together with your order number to email@example.com
Why are we doing this?
We want to create a map, indicating which stations are available at which places indoor or outdoor. This map can help radio broadcasters to improve their services. It can also help radio listeners to make decisions about where to place a radio or which antenna to be used. The data will not contain any personal information before processed further or shared with other parties.
Version: 9 with a new board schematic
Download: DABBoard Instructions v9
Software as zip
All in one zip file DABBoard
Includes new versions of the software which work with the new Raspberry Pi 4B
DABPi Open-source project:
Raspberry Si4688 FM / DAB+ Receiver
dabpi_ctl – RPi fm/fmhd/dab receiver control interface
Si468x DAB receiver chip
Raspberry Pi Geek article by Bernhard Bablok:
Raspberry Pi Geek
The board will be shipped in a 2 cm thick cardboard box, which is directly delivered into your letterbox. If it is available for your location, the shipment will be tracked. You can ask by mail to get the tracking number, if required. Incoterms are CPT. Depending on the shipping destination, delivery can take up to 2 weeks or more. For some countries there is a refund by the shipping company for lost parcels. Please check if you can profit from this on the website of Deutschepost (German).
We use over 90% recycled material for the shipping, mostly leftovers from packaging material and recycled paper.