Stereo PLL FM Transmitter based BH1417


Stereo PLL FM Transmitter based BH1417

Here the circuit diagram of stereo PLL FM transmitter based BH1417 chip. This is certainly the most recent BH1417 FM Transmitter design diagram from RHOM that consists of lots of capabilities in a single tiny package. It includes pre-emphasis, limiter to ensure that the music can be transmitted at the same audio level, stereo encoder for stereo transmission, low pass filter that blocks any audio signals above 15KHz to avoid any RF interference, PLL circuit that delivers rock solid frequency transmission (no extra frequency drift), FM oscillator and RF output buffer.

There is certainly 14 possible transmission frequencies with 200KHz increments that you can select using a 4-DIP switch. Lower band frequencies begin from 88.7 up to 89.9 MHz, and upper band frequencies begin from 107.7 up to 108.9 MHz.

BH1417 could be supplied with 4 - 6 voltage and needs only about 30mA, giving 20mW output RF power. BH1417 delivers 40dB channel separation that is fairly good, although older BA1404 FM Transmitter chip delivers slightly better 45dB channel separation.

BH1417 is only offered in SOP22 IC case so this may possibly be an inconvenience for some people. On the other hand, since the chip is smaller than common DIP-based ICs it's possible to fit the whole transmitter on a compact PCB.

BH1417 chip may possibly also be applied a stand alone stereo encoder. The benefit of that's that you have full freedom of working with a transmitter and amplifier of your choice. You will still have a pre-emphasis, limiter, stereo encoder and low pass filter in a single tiny package since very few external components are required for these blocks. PIN 5 is MPX output that could be directly connected to an external FM transmitter through a 10uF capacitor.

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