DVB-RCS2 Turbo Decoder

DVB-RCS2 (Digital Video Broadcast – Second Generation DVB Interactive Satellite System) is the latest ETSI standard of the second generation for digital data transmission via satellites. It uses a new 16-state double-binary turbo decoder that significantly outperforms its dated 8-state counterpart of DVB-RCS. DVB-RCS2 is the first standard to adopt these highest performance turbo codes. New modulation schemes (8-PSK and 16-QAM) help to increase spectral efficiency even further. The outstanding error correction performance of the DVB-RCS2 turbo decoder makes it the ideal candidate for further applications where high spectral efficiency is key for lowering costs.







  • Satellite communication
    • Interactive Services
    • Professional Services
  • Applications with the highest demands on forward error correction
  • Applications with the need for a wide
    range of code rates (1/3 and above)
    and block lengths

Standard Features the Core Supports

  • Compliant with ETSI 301 545-2 V1.1.1 (2012-01) (DVB-RCS2)
  • Support for all DVB-RCS2 payload
    block sizes (14 to 599 bytes) and code rates (1/3 to 7/8)
  • Support for all modulation schemes
    (QPSK, 8-PSK, 16-QAM)


   Your Benefits


  • Design-time configuration of throughput for optimal resource utilization
  • Low-power and low-complexity design
  • Burst-to-burst on-the-fly configuration
  • High block length and code rate granularity
  • Configurable amount of turbo decoder iterations for trading-off throughput and error correction performance
  • Legacy DVB-RCS support on request
  • Allows for turbo synchronization to further improve error correction performance
  • Available for ASIC and FPGAs (AMD Xilinx, Intel, Microchip)
  • Deliverable includes VHDL source code or synthesized netlist, VHDL testbench, and bit-accurate Matlab, C or C++ simulation model

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