Kaiserslautern, Germany, Mar. 11 2014 - Creonic GmbH, a leading IP core provider for communications, announced the availability of demodulator and decoder IP cores for the new DVB-S2X specification that was approved recently by the Steering Board of the DVB project. For professional applications, DVB-S2X achieves spectral efficiency gains of up to 50%, drastically reducing OPEX.
As a member of the DVB consortium, Creonic has followed the standardization process closely. DVB-S2X provides lower roll-off factors as well as additional modulation levels (64-APSK, 128-APSK, and 256-APSK). The DVB-S2X Forward Error Correction (FEC) has been extended to include new LDPC/BCH codes that allow more efficient use of existing satellite transmission channels.
“The extensions of DVB-S2 provided by DVB-S2X will help the satellite industry significantly increase performance and reduce service costs. The satellite modem industry greatly benefits from the availability of ready-to-use IP cores for the new DVB-S2X standard,” said Dr. Matthias Alles, CEO and co-founder of Creonic.
The Creonic DVB-S2X demodulator and decoder IP cores have been built using the company’s proven DVB-S2 cores as a starting point, delivering the highest possible throughput per unit area and forward error correction performance. The DVB-S2X decoder IP core will be available in Q2-2014, and the corresponding demodulator in Q4-2014. Both cores will be supplied for FPGA and ASIC technologies, as either pre-compiled netlists or as source code.
Creonic is an ISO 9001:2008 certified provider of ready-for-use IP cores for communications systems design and for complex signal processing functions such as forward error correction (LDPC and Turbo coding), synchronization, and MIMO. Creonic’s product portfolio covers standards that include DVB-S2, DVB-RCS2, DVB-C2, WiFi, WiGig, and UWB. These cores are applicable for ASIC and FPGA designs. For more information, please visit www.creonic.com.