The RDS Forum is the international platform for advances in RDS technology The next meeting of the RDS Forum is on 8/9 June 2015

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There are many companies worldwide that offer single FM/RDS radio chips for home receivers, portable devices and/or car radios. The RDS Forum members Silicon Labs and then NXP Semiconductors (assisted by RDS Forum member Catena) and ST Microelectronics (assisted by RDS Forum member ItoM) are the only ones that collaborate within the RDS Forum.

In 2012, the total annual production exceeded one billion ICs.

There are three RDS Forum Members that manufacture RDS encoders: 2wcom, Axel Technology and Worldcast (formerly Auditem/Aztec). They all use the UECP (Universal Encoder Communication Protocol) and thus a mix of these encoders can be used in the same transmitter network.

The same three RDS Forum member companies also manufacture RDS monitoring equipment. Generally the Internet is used to connect this equipment then to a monitoring centre.

For RDS receiver measurements Rohde & Schwarz is known for its excellent RDS signal generators. These permit to test all known RDS features and ODAs.