When combined with this firm's Broadcast Modulator, this new, single-carrier, Wideband Demodulator offers satellite operators one of the first, end-to-end, wideband transmission and reception solutions.
The firm is WORK Microwave, a manufacturer of SATCOM equipment, and their Wideband Broadcast Modulator and Demodulator is based on the DVB-S2X standard. That allows for the most efficient, statistical multiplexing of varying services and transmission over HTS transponders with guaranteed power efficiency. This solution enables symbol rates of up to 500 Msps for high speed, IP-based, broadcast and broadband access applications in Ka-, Ku-, Q- and V-band satellite systems.
WORK Microwave, a leading European manufacturer of advanced satellite communications equipment, today announced a new single-carrier Wideband Demodulator that, when combined with the company's Broadcast Modulator, provides satellite operators with one of the first end-to-end wideband transmission and reception solutions. Single-carrier operation mode for the Wideband Broadcast Modulator and Demodulator is based on the DVB-S2X standard, allowing the most efficient statistical multiplexing of different services and transmission over high-throughput satellite transponders with guaranteed power efficiency. Ideal for next-generation, high-speed IP-based broadcast and broadband access applications in Ka-, Ku-, Q-, and V-band satellite systems, WORK Microwave's end-to-end wideband solution enables symbol rates of up to 500Msps.
Based on a powerful architecture that supports the current DVB-S2 and next-generation DVB-S2X standards, WORK Microwave's Wideband Broadcast Modulator and Demodulator provide users with a future-proof solution and the flexibility to support TS and IP transmission. Advanced features and benefits include higher modulation schemes up to 256APSK, lower roll-offs of down to 5 percent, a super-frame time approach, a slicing scheme to improve flexibility and robustness in very low SNR conditions (down to -10 dB), as well as pre-distortion and ACM for increased elasticity and efficiency under bad weather conditions.
According to Dr. Gerhard Mocker, the Director R&D at WORK Microwave, wideband is a groundbreaking technology that enables operators to support future HTS transponders, running links with less back off and higher power, increasing multiplex efficiencies, and maximizing throughput. While there are multiple wideband modulators available on the market today, there's an absence of demodulators and now WORK Microwave has introduced this Wideband Demodulator, providing satellite operators with one of the first end-to-end solutions for wideband transmission and reception.
WORK Microwave displayed a prototype of the Wideband Demodulator at IBC2016, with commercial availability in Q2 2017. The DVB-S2X Wideband Broadcast Modulator is now shipping.