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T2M Broadcast/Codec DVB-S2/S/T2/T/C Combo Demodulator IP

DVB-S2/S/T2/T/C Combo Demodulator IP

Description and Features

The is a single-chip DVB-T, T2, C, S and S2 demodulator IP core extratced from production chip and silicon proven IP core. Its Operation is exclusive in that only one signal (standard) can be processed at any time. The DVB-T2 demodulator features microcontroller assisted operation enabling the fast tracking and response times demanded by the T2 standard. For the T, C, S and S2 standards, where the demands for immediate response are much lower, classical software control from the host processor has been implemented. Even though the silicon implementation is highly optimized, allowing each standard to share common hardware blocks, effort has been made to maintain a common look and feel with the established product line. Optimization of the T2 microcode requires additional compilers which are, for the moment, supported exclusively by T2M. The DVB T, T2 and C demodulators share a common input which may be operated in ZIF mode or in IF mode. Silicon as well as traditional CAN tuners are supported through a flexible IF/baseband interface with IF/BB AGC and I2C control. A separate input is implemented for the DVB-S and S2 demodulators.This is single-channel tuner range is fully supported. Furthermore, the flexible ZIF IQ inputs, RF AGC and I2C allow the use of third-party tuner solutions when required.



  • Combines a configurable DVB-T2/T/C/S/S2 demodulator.
  • AGC derived from IF
  • Low-power process, design and architecture
  • Includes full suite of low-level drivers and application software, detailed user manuals and reference design schematics
  • Wide-range carrier tracking loop for large offsets recovery
  • Out-of-guard interval echoes compatible
  • High-performance digital carrier, timing and symbol recovery loops
  • Integrated DiSEqC, crystal oscillator
  • DVB-T2 demodulator: Compliant with ETSI EN302755, DTG v7 and Nordig Unified v2.3 compliant, 1.7, 5, 6, 7 and 8 MHz normal and extended BW signals supported, GS streams, FEF and MISO supported, TFS not supported
  • DVB-T demodulator: Compliant with ETSI EN300744, DTG v7 and Nordig Unified v2.3 compliant, 6, 7 and 8 MHz BW supported
  • DVB-C demodulator: Compliant with ETSI EN300429, Nordig Unified 2.3 and SARFT compliant, Up to 7.2 Ms/s symbol rate
  • DVB-S and S2 demodulator: Compliant with ETSI EN300421 and EN302307, Symbol rates from 1 to 45 Ms/s., Enhanced FEC for DVB-S and DirecTV legacy transmissions
  • DVB-T/T2 and DVB-C compatible with zero-,low- and legacy-IF tuners (can or silicon)
  • DVB-S/S2 compatible with zero-IF tuners (can or silicon)
  • Embedded microcontroller (DVB-T2 task sequencing by firmware and monitoring)
  • ADC for RF signal strength indicator
  • Flexible clock management for advanced power saving
  • JTAG and I²C serial bus interfaces
  • Advanced low-power CMOS process (40 nm)
  • 3.3-V, 2.5-V and 1.1-V power supplies with internal SMPS for 1.1-V generation
  • Typical power consumption 800mW (UK profile DVB-T2 mode)
  • TQFP80 10x10x1 mm3 package with EPD


  • Flexible AGC for different signal environments
  • Best-in-class, low-power standby mode to meet emerging energy standards for STBs.
  • Clock-rate management and improvements in channel acquisition efficiency enable a power-efficient standby mode.
  • Enables fast and seamless integration in complex digital TV SOCs such as iDTV, set-top boxes or PCTV dongles.
  • Optimizes adjacent channel interference performance.
  • Robust channel acquisition
  • Allows the customer to use standard crystal oscillators


  • TV SOC
  • PCTV Dongle etc