DVB-S2/Technical Info

DVB-S2 is a digital satellite transmission specification developed by the DVB Project. It makes use of the latest modulation and coding techniques (and corresponding demod/decoding techniques on the receive side) to deliver performance that approaches the theoretical (Shannon) limit for such systems. Satellite transmission was the first area addressed by the DVB Project in 1993 and DVB standards form the basis of most satellite DTV services around the world today, and therefore of most digital TV in general. DVB-S2 makes possible the delivery of services that could never have been delivered using DVB-S, and does so with a performance level that ensures that we won’t see a “DVB-S3” for a very long time.

The DVB-S2 specification has been accepted by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) as European Standard EN 302 307.

For a more complete description of DVB-S2 technology, please go to the DVB Project website, or contact us.



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