ATSC 8-VSB Modulator

Block Diagram

Solution Type: IP Core

End Market: Broadcast, Test & Measurement, Wireless

Evaluation Method: OpenCore, OpenCore Plus

Technology: DSP: Modulation and Demodulation

Arria Series: Arria 10, Arria V, Arria 10 SoC, Arria V SoC

Cyclone Series: Cyclone IV, Cyclone V, Cyclone V SoC

Stratix Series: Stratix IV, Stratix V

Overview

The Commsonic multi-channel ATSC 8-VSB modulator (CMS0038) with integrated channel coders are designed specifically to implement the 8-VSB requirements of the ATSC Digital Television Standard (A/53). The core provides all the necessary processing for 8-VSB modulation of up to four transport streams. Supported output formats include baseband in-phase and quadrature (IQ) and IF. Every effort has been made to keep the size of the block to an absolute minimum in order to target the low-cost Altera FPGA families;however this has not been at the expense of functionality. For further or more up-to-date information about this core, please visit our website - http://www.commsonic.com/products/TMcAtsc8VsbModulator.htm

Features

    Device Utilization and Performance

    Approximate size estimates for typical CMS0038 deployments targeting a selection of FPGA types are provided within the tables below. Estimates may change depending upon exact requirements, and synthesis customisations. Alternative FPGA targets may also be available, please contact Commsonic for further information.

    Getting Started

    Please contact Commsonic at info@commsonic.com for further information.

    IP Quality Metrics

    Basic
    Year IP was first released2008
    Latest version of Quartus supported15.1
    Altera Customer Use
    IP has been successfully implemented in production with at least one customerY
    Deliverables

    Customer deliverables include the following:

    • Design file (encrypted source code or post-synthesis netlist)
    • Simulation model for ModelSim Altera edition
    • Timing and/or layout constraints
    • Testbench or design example
    • Documentation with revision control
    • Readme file
    Y
    Parameterization GUI allowing end user to configure IPY
    IP core is enabled for OpenCore Plus SupportY
    Source language
    VHDL
    Testbench languageVHDL
    Software drivers providedY
    Driver OS supportC-code API
    Implementation
    User InterfaceAvalon-MM
    IP-XACT Metadata includedN
    Verification
    Simulators supportedModelsim
    Hardware validated Y. Altera Board Name Cyclone-III 3c25 Starter Kit.
    Industry standard compliance testing performed
    N
    If No, is it planned?N
    Interoperability
    IP has undergone interoperability testing
    Y
    Interoperability reports available  N

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