DVB-T / DVB-H Modulator

Block Diagram

Solution Type: IP Core

End Market: Broadcast, Test & Measurement, Wireless

Evaluation Method: OpenCore Plus

Technology: DSP: Modulation and Demodulation

Arria Series: Intel® Arria® 10, Arria® V, Intel® Arria® 10 SoC, Arria® V SoC

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

Stratix Series: Stratix® IV, Stratix® V


The Commsonic DVB-T Modulator (CMS0009) allows exploitation of this technology by allowing the development of the DVB-T modulator in low-cost FPGA implementation. Applications include CCTV, wireless home networking, and test equipment. The CMS0009 core is intended to provide a very efficient Intel® FPGA implementation of all functions required to take the output from an MPEG-2 transport multiplexer and modulate it according to the DVB-T modulation for 2K, 4K, and 8K COFDM modes as well as hierarchical transport systems. For more up-to-date information about this core, please visit our website - http://www.commsonic.com/products/dvb_t_mod.htm


  • Reed Solomon and convolutional encoding
  • Native and indepth interleaving
  • QPSK, QAM-16 and QAM-64 support
  • Hierarchical support
  • 2K, 4K, and 8K fast Fourier transform (FFT)

Device Utilization and Performance

Approximate size estimates for typical CMS0009 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

Year IP was first released2007
Latest version of Quartus supported15.1
Altera Customer Use
IP has been successfully implemented in production with at least one customerY

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
Parameterization GUI allowing end user to configure IPY
IP core is enabled for OpenCore Plus SupportY
Source language
Testbench languageVHDL
Software drivers providedY
Driver OS supportC-code API
User InterfaceAvalon-MM
IP-XACT Metadata includedN
Simulators supportedModelsim
Hardware validated Y. Altera Board Name Cyclone-III 3c25 Starter Kit.
Industry standard compliance testing performed
If No, is it planned?N
IP has undergone interoperability testing
Interoperability reports available  N

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