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Professional 8VSB Demodulators

The 7880DM-VSB is a complete hardware-based solution for demodulating digital terrestrial 8VSB signals. The 7880DM-VSB has one demodulator enabled by default and is software upgradeable to utilize the four built-in demodulators.

The 7880DM-VSB is hardware equipped with 4x RF inputs, 2x ASI ports (configurable as inputs or outputs) and one RJ-45 IP port.

Built with a modular form-factor, along with multiple inputs and multiple demodulators per card, the 7880DM-VSB represents one of the highest density and most flexible solutions in the industry. With ASI and IP interfaces, the 7880DM-VSB provides an ideal solution for turnaround, transcoding, transporting, monitoring or other applications where the received signal remains in the compressed domain. For baseband output, the demodulator may be coupled with an Evertz decoder module, providing a full receiver solution.

Monitoring parameters such as demodulator lock, MER, BER, packet errors and TR101-PR errors present a convenient solution for broadcasters and cable companies who wish to not only receive but also to remotely monitor signal quality.

In addition to an on-board web interface, the 7880DM-VSB is VistaLINK® PRO PRO-capable, offering remote monitoring, control and configuration capabilities via Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). This offers the flexibility to manage operations, including signal monitoring and module configuration from an SNMP-capable NMS. Intuitive local and remote control panels are also available for full control of multiple units (optional).


  • Quad 8VSB tuners with tuning capabilities of pre-stored physical channels (software-enabled)
  • Supports onboard input auto-failover between various inputs including RF, ASI or IP inputs
  • SMPTE ST 2022-1 and -2 compliant multiple TSoIP outputs per tuner
  • Signal quality monitoring, including MER, BER and TR101-P1 errors
  • Standard support for advanced transport stream processing including service filtering and output bit rate control
  • Control through web browser or SNMP using third-party application or Evertz' SNMP control and monitoring software
  • Optional IP FEC encoding in output streams (software-enabled)
  • Supports low symbol rate from 1Msps


RF Input

Number 4
Connector Type F-Type, BNC per IEC 61169-8 Annex A (with +B75 option)
Frequency 50 – 860MHz
Input Power 40 to -40dBmV per carrier
Channel Bandwidth 6MHz, 7MHz, 8MHz

Modulation Support

8VSB Demodulation Standard ATSC per A53

ASI Inputs / Outputs

ASI Ports 2 (individually configurable as inputs or outputs)
Connector Mini DIN 1.0/2.3

TSoIP Input / Output

Connector RJ-45, 10/100/1000Mbps
Type SMPTE ST 2022-1, -2
FEC per SMPTE ST 2022 (output only)

Optional SMTPE ST 2022-1 FEC Encoding with L&D following the range below

  • L * D ≤ 100
  • 1 ≤ L ≤ 20
  • 4 ≤ D ≤ 20
  • if L < 4, then D = 4 always


  • SNMP over Ethernet via frame controller
  • Web browser via frame controller

Monitored parameters

  • Demodulator lock status
  • Packet errors
  • TR101-P1 errors


Voltage +12V DC
Power < 24 watts
EMI/RFI Complies with FCC part 15, Class A EU EMC directive


Number of Slots 1

Ordering Information

7880DM-VSB Single Channel 8VSB demodulator with RF inputs, IP & ASI outputs. Software options for up to four demod channels.

Ordering Options

7880DM-CK-VSB 7880DM-VSB channel Key to enable one demod channel. Up to three licenses can be added to one 7880DM-VSB board.
7882DM-FK-IP License to enable IP input/output streams on 7882DM series
7880DM-FK-FEC Enables FEC per SMPTE 2022 for IP Output for any 788xDM-IP series
+SPTS Software option to create Multiple SPTS of a transport stream
7800PA-10GE2 Up to 6slot 7800 Port Aggregator Switch that supports Integrated Rear Plate Options with 2x 1G/10GE Trunk Interfaces
Rear Plate Suffix
7800IO-RP7 7 slot rear panel for 7800FR Multiframe with 24x DIN connectors, 2x 10-gig SFP+ gages and 1x RJ45 connector
+3RU 3RU rear plate for use with 350FR, 7800FR, 7800FR-QT, 7801FR or 570FR Multiframes


350FR Portable Multiframe which holds 7 single slot modules
7800FR 3RU Multiframe which holds 15 single slot modules
7800FR-QT 3RU Quiet Multiframe which holds 15 single slot modules
7801FR 1RU Multiframe which holds up to 4 single slot or 2 dual slot modules
570FR 3RU Multiframe which holds 15 single slot modules
S570FR Standalone frame for 570 modules

Enclosure Accessories & Options

+78P Additional Power Supply for 7800FR Frame
7800FC 7700FR and 7800FR VistaLINK Frame Controller (Includes VLPRO-C VistaLINK PRO S/W Configuration Tool)
+781PS Redundant Power Supply for 7801FR
+IRDCP Front control panel for 7801FR for use on 7881IRD modules
7801FC Frame Controller for 7801FR
570FR-FBP Front blank plate for 570FR, single slot width, for installation over 77xx/78xx series modules installed in 570FR. Use multiple plates for multi-slot cards.