ATSC modulator
  ATSC modulator
  The ATSC modulator modulates an MPEG-TS DVB-SPI input into an ATSC signal in baseband I/Q. ATSC modulator block diagram  

The MVD ATSC core is a drop-in module for FPGA that includes the following functions:
  • Input data framer from DVB-SPI source (MPEG-TS flow)
  • ATSC modulator
    • Energy dispersal
    • Reed Solomon encoder
    • Interleaver
    • Trellis encoder
  • VSB modulator
  • Output for complex DAC (2x16bits)
  • ATSC A/53 Part 2 compliant modulator
  • Drop-in module for Spartan-6, Virtex-6,Artix-7, Kintex-7, Virtex-7 and Zynq™ FPGAs
  • Single clock (up to 160 MHz)
  • Robust SPI input (null packets deletion in option)
  • PCR re-stamping
  • Complex baseband outputs (2 x 16 bits) @ Fsymbol rate
  • Fully synthetizable RTL VHDL design (not delivered) for easy customization
  • Design delivered as netlist

The ATSC modulator may be used in applications related to terrestrial transmission, typically at the cable head end.

The ATSC modulator core is delivered for baseband output to be natively connected to AD9789 DAC from Analog Devices.
When associated to our Up Sampler IP core, it can be used in Intermediate Frequency applications with IF DAC such as
AD9744 from Analog Devices 
When associated to our Up Sampler and Up Converter IP cores, it can be used in RF applications with RF DAC such as AD9739A from Analog Devices or MAX5881 from Maxim.

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ATSC modulator spectrum
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