The pilot run for the world's first digital ODU on a Chip has been successfully executed. GT-SAT, a leader in LNB manufacturing, introduced the state-of-the-art technology LNB, called dLNB, in spring 2014 . The LNB is to be shown on the occasion of IBC Amsterdam.
According to a very detailed inhouse test suite the functions have been insured during the last weeks. These tests and the feedback from the initial deployment by partner companies have been positive, and enabled GT-SAT to keep the path - the LNB is by now available. The delivery of the first batch of dLNBs will start on 19th September 2014.
The digital System-on-Chip solution shifts analogue switching technology on a chip. It incorporates a fully programmable User Band configuration and two working modes, a static and dynamic one. The static one is equivalent to SMATV head-end stations or stacked LNBs, whereas the dynamic is equivalent to SCR LNBs controlled by EN50494 or EN50607. Additionally it supports a terrestrial
input, which feeds the terrestrial frequencies into the system.
The dLNB is supported amongst others by GT-SAT's dHello standard, realizing auto detection of units. That paves the way for a fully automatic installation without any need of installer’s interaction.
The main benefit of digital LNBs is the support of a high number of User Bands. The dLNB supports in dynamic mode up to 24 UBs, which is a dramatic cost- cutter compared to the current installation mode.
IBC Amsterdam | September 12th-16th, 2014 | Booth 5.B18
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