SX-3000 Modem SoC ASIC

SatixFy’s SX-3000 is an industry leading unique VSAT modem SoC ASIC. The device is a core element in providing DVB-S2X/RCS2 Software Defined Radio (SDR) with true beam hopping wide-band HTS terminals

SX-3000 Modem SDR SoC ASIC

SatixFy’s SX-3000 is a highly integrated Software Defined Radio (SDR) System on a Chip (SoC) Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC). The device is purpose built to serve as a core component in VSAT modem product.

The device is designed to provide one integrated component for a complete VSAT modem. The SX-3000 is fully compliant  DVB-S2X/RCS2 mod/demo with up to 500 Msps HTS transponder throughput rate. In addition to providing a basic VSAT modem SDR functions, additional embedded CPUs (dual core MIPS) and multiple DSPs (CEVA XC-323) enable advanced features such as beam hopping and custom designed features. The device is designed to serve as a foundation of any VSAT modem system. Applications from standard satellite broadcast products to mobile satellite data terminals (IP – internet, TV broadcast) are good examples of the SX-3000’s capability.

A crucial component of the SX-3000 device use is a ready set of software routines, algorithms and development tools. SatixFy provides a basic set of functions for satellite communication. A complete software development environment enable product developers to provide additional features and extend basic VSAT modem communication capability. With additional computing resources (CPUs, DSPs and I/Os) SatixFy is partnering with developers to create new products with our VSAT modem as a foundation.

Key Features

The SX-3000 specifications cover the latest VSAT standards (DVB-S2X/RCS2). The ASIC also delivers additional programmable features designed for long term system viability ensuring future-proof products. Today’s VSAT modem designs need to stay compliant with future standards and enable future development in an ever changing communication landscape.

  • Fully compliant DVB-S2/S2X mod/demod
  • Wideband 500 Msps HTS transponder support with slicing (Annex M) [DVB / ETSI spec]
  • Beam hopping Superframe ready (Annex E) [DVB / ETSI spec]
  • 4 Receive channels, including Channel Bonding
  • Internal 12 bit ADC/DAC or external inter-face (JESD 204B)
  • Very low SNR reception (VLSNR)
  • DVB-RCS2 or proprietary MF-TDMA return channel
  • 3 GB Ethernet interfaces
  • Built-in AES 256 encryption engine
  • MIPS dual-core host CPU for multiple applications
  • Multiple CEVA XC-323 DSPs.

Main SX-3000 Specifications

Forward channel

  • Standard: DVB-S2X, DVB-S2, ACM
  • Number of channels: 4
  • Encapsulation: GSE, MPE, Baseband Frame
  • Symbol rate: 120Ksps – 500 Msps
  • Roll off: Down to 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, 35%
  • Modulation: QPSK, 8PSK, 16APSK, 32APSK, 64APSK, 128APSK, 256APSK
  • Coding: LDPC & BCH
  • FEC rates: All DVB-S2 and DVB-S2X rates

Return channel DVB-RCS2 or Proprietary (SDR)

  • Number of channels: 1
  • Symbol rate: 128Ksps – 10MSps (20Mbps)
  • Roll off: 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, 35%
  • Modulation: BPSK, QPSK, 8PSK, 16QAM
  • Coding: Turbo 16 state
  • FEC rates: 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 6/7

Return channel DVB-S2X, DVB-S2, ACM

  • Number of channels: 1
  • Encapsulation: GSE, MPE, Baseband Frame
  • Symbol rate: 120Ksps – 125Msps (500Mbps)
  • Roll off: 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, 35%
  • Modulation: QPSK, 8PSK, 16APSK, 32APSK, 64APSK, 128APSK, 256APSK
  • Coding: LDPC & BCH
  • FEC rates: All DVB-S2 and DVB-S2X rates

Interfaces

  • Data: Three Ethernet ports: 10/100/1000, RJ-45
  • I/O: UART, I2C, SDIO, SPI, Q/SPI, GPIO, JTAG
  • JESD204B high-speed interface for external DAC/ADC

The SX-3000 passed full JEDEC standards qualification.

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