TV headends are used to feed analog and digital television into cable television networks. The main function of a TV headend is to convert television signals of any source technology (satellite radio, terrestric radio) into cable-specific formats.
Classic use cases are cable TV distribution systems of
- network operators such as Kabel-BW, United Media, Kabel-Deutschland, ...
- Cities and villages that need to provide cable TV to settlements where satellite dishes are prohibited.
Development of microcontroller and fpga designs for several modules of a TV headend:
- DVB-T to DVB-C
- DVB-S to DVB-C
- DVB-S2 to DVB-C
Conceptioning of the FPGA design
- Xilinx Spartan 3
- Arm 7
- QAM-Modulator BCM3033/34
- DVB-S/S2/T-Network interface modules (NIM)
- Xilinx ISE
- Arm Real View