DVB-S2X Wideband Demodulator IP

Block Diagram

Solution Type: IP Core

End Market: Broadcast, Military, Test & Measurement, Wireless, Wireline

Evaluation Method: OpenCore Plus

Technology: DSP: Error Detection and Correction

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 Creonic DVB-S2X high performance wideband demodulator performs all tasks of an inner receiver and achieves throughputs of up to 500 Msymb/s on state-of-the-art FPGAs. The demodulator expects the quantized, complex baseband samples from an analog-digital-converter (ADC) and recovers timing, frequency and phase of the complex mapped symbols. In addition the core handles PL frame recovery and PL de-framing. The output of the demodulator perfectly fits the Creonic DVB-S2X forward error correction IP core that implements LDPC and BCH decoding


  • Compliant with DVB-S2 and DVB-S2X
  • Supports ACM, CCM and VCM modes
  • Support for short and normal frames (16200 bits and 64800 bits)
  • Support for short and long blocks (16200 bits and 64800 bits)
  • Support for QPSK to 256-APSK, VLSNR modes upon request

Device Utilization and Performance

Achieves throughputs of up to 500 Msymb/s on state-of-the-art FPGAs Output of XFECFRAMEs for further processing by the Creonic FEC decoder

Getting Started

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IP Quality Metrics

Year IP was first released2016
Latest version of Quartus supported17.0
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
Any additional customer deliverables provided with IP
Parameterization GUI allowing end user to configure IPN
IP core is enabled for OpenCore Plus SupportY
Source language
Testbench languageVHDL
Software drivers providedN
Driver OS supportn/a
User InterfaceAXI
IP-XACT Metadata includedN
Simulators supportedModelSim, RivieraPRO
Hardware validated N. Altera Board Name NULL
Industry standard compliance testing performed
If No, is it planned?Y
IP has undergone interoperability testing
Interoperability reports available  N

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