MPEG2 manipulator

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, ...
  • Hotels
  • Barracks
  • Cities and villages that need to provide cable TV to settlements where satellite dishes are prohibited.

Our services

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

Used technologies

  • Xilinx Spartan 3
  • Arm 7
  • MPEG2
  • DVB-S/S2/T/C
  • Broadcom
  • I2C
  • UART
  • VHDL
  • QAM-Modulator BCM3033/34
  • DVB-S/S2/T-Network interface modules (NIM)

Used tools

  • Xilinx ISE
  • Modelsim
  • Arm Real View