Sunday, June 25, 2006

Freescale Supplies ASICs for Hughes' Next-Gen Satellite Modems

Freescale Semiconductor is supplying an advanced satellite broadband ASIC to Hughes Network Systems for its HN family of high-performance satellite broadband terminals. The HN terminals, used in the provision of HughesNet services, deliver high-speed data, voice and video services over satellite to enterprises, government agencies, small businesses and consumers around the world.

Based on Freescale's standard-cell ASIC methodology and 90-nanometer CMOS technology, the satellite broadband ASIC solution combines wireless and analog technology from Hughes and Freescale. The ASIC device supports DVB-S and DVB-S2 standards, ACM and CCM modes. The device is designed to perform QPSK, 8PSK, H8PSK and 16APSK demodulation and decode (LDPC / BCH) functions. Key functional blocks include: DVB-S2 demodulator, DVB-S2 FEC, synchronization processor, legacy mode (DVBS) demod and FEC, stream/adapter output interface and I2C interface.

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