Octopus is a versatile platform, based on a software defined Vector Signal Processing engine. It enables one design to be targeted seamlessly and cost-effectively at many of the existing and upcoming Mobile TV and radio standards (e.g. DVB, DAB, DMB, CMMB, ISDB, ATSC, CTTB…).
Octopus: Advantages & Benefits for Device manufacturers
Octopus is a cost effective and flexible solution to the problem of worldwide standard’s fragmentation for fixed and mobile TV. It is based on a programmable architecture that enables one design to be cost effectively targeted towards the most widely deployed standards today: DVB-T, CMMB, CTTB, ISDB-T (1SEG & Full-SEG), ATSC, ATSC-MH, DAB, DRM...
Flexible -> Use of a programmable Vector Signal Processing (VSP) engine
along with a modular architecture
Sensitive -> No-compromise broadcast-specific design of the VSP
benefits from many years of field proven expertise
Optimal -> Size, Cost and Power consumption due to shared resources
integration of a “Power Module Unit” (PMU) and use of a 65 nm
The programmable architecture is ideal for a one-to-many strategy (all regions, all applications are addressed with one device). The main benefits of this architecture are the reduction of R&D costs and time to market.
It offers high performance and low power consumption, in all functional modes. The performance is similar or better than previous generations of DiBcom products.
It integrates a PMU for a simpler design (single voltage input), efficient power consumption and longer battery life.
The Octopus architecture, based on VSP, avoids the hardware duplication or the dependency on powerful CPU’s as is the case
for other multi-standard solutions. It also embeds descramblers for all conditional access (CAS) protected content.