DVB-S2X Multi-Carrier Demodulator

The Creonic DVB-S2X high performance multi-carrier demodulator performs all tasks of an inner receiver while processing up to 36 carriers in parallel. The demodulator expects quantized real samples in an intermediate frequency (IF) from an analog-digital-converter (ADC). It separates the carriers with FFT/IFFT processing, and then performs all further demodulation steps in a time-multiplexed way.

It recovers timing, frequency and phase of the complex mapped symbols for each carrier individually. In addition, the core handles PL frame recovery and PL deframing. The demodulator can work with the Creonic DVB-S2X LDPC/BCH decoder IP core by inserting a glue logic between the cores. The glue logic can be provided upon customer’s request.

product brief






  • Satellite communication
    • Digital Video Broadcasting
    • Interactive Services
    • Professional Services
    • News Gathering)

Standard Features the Core Supports

  • Supports CCM, ACM and VCM
  • Supports roll-off factors 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25% to 35%
  • Support for short and normal blocks (16,200 bits and 64,800 bits) with pilots only
  • Support for QPSK to 256-APSK
  • Optional VLSNR support
  • Output of XFECFRAMEs for further processing by the Creonic DVB-S2X LDPC/BCH decoder


   Your Benefits


  • Design-time configuration of number of supported carriers (4 to 36)
  • On-the-fly configuration per carrier
  • Contains radio interface, carrier separation, decimator, timing recovery, equalizer, frame acquisition, and carrier recovery
  • Performs and supports carrier separation, spectrum inversion, DC offset correction, I/Q imbalance correction, decimation, FFT-based blind frequency estimation, coarse frequency estimation, timing recovery, matched filtering, downsampling, frame synchronization, fine frequency correction, coarse and fine phase correction, equalization, automatic gain control, PL descrambling, and PL deframing
  • AXI4-Lite memory-mapped interfaces for controlling the core and for retrieving status information

  •  Very fast synchronization due to different sets of filter coefficients for acquisition and tracking mode
  • Configurable interrupts and output of synchronization status information
  • Works with the Creonic DVB-S2X LDPC/BCH decoder
  • Available for ASIC and FPGAs (AMD Xilinx, Intel on request)
  • Deliverables include VHDL source code or synthesized netlist, HDL simulation models, VHDL testbench, and bit-accurate Matlab, C or C++ simulation model

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