The 7880MD is a professional satellite modulator for DVB-S/S2/S2x (Broadcast and DSNG profiles) signals. Hardware equipped for higher-order modulation schemes up to 256 APSK, data rates up to 300 Mbps and flexible inputs/outputs, the 7880MD is a future-proof solution.

Selectable L-Band and IF outputs are available on the same module to support different work flows, thus protecting your investment. An RF monitoring port is also provided for a convenient means of locally monitoring your signal.

Internal 10MHz reference and external 10MHz reference support is available to drive a Block Up Converter (BUC) as well as external clock synchronization. The 7880MD also provides selectable ASI and IP input with automatic redundancy management.

When paired with Evertz' encoders and various 7800 series modular products, the 7880MD rounds out a best-in-class and highly flexible encoder to up-link solution.

Monitoring parameters such as input bit rate, occupied bandwidth, output level and transmit status provide extensive information on modulator status and signal quality. These parameters as well as full control of the modulator are relayed over SNMP, for intuitive remote access using Evertz' own VistaLINK® PRO SNMP monitoring and control package.

Features

  • Full DVB-S/S2 and DVB-S2X compliant with modulation schemes available up to 256ASPK (optional)
  • L-Band and IF Band outputs
  • Symbol rate from 0.05 to 80 Mbauds (1 baud steps)
  • Internal and external 10MHz reference
  • BISS-1, 0 E and BISS-2 CA scrambling
  • Up to 64 embedded profiles

Specifications

IP Input

Number 2 (1+1)
Standard MPEG-TS (RTP/UDP -
SMPTE ST 2022-1)
Supports Unicast/multicast, IGMP V2/V3
Connector RJ-45 10/100/1000GbE
Maximum Bit Rate 300Mbps
Input Formats ETSI TR 102 034
MPEG-2 PSI Tables (PAT and PMT) EN 300 468

ASI Input/Output

Inputs 2, selectable (ASI 1/2)
Output 1, selectable (ASI 1, ASI 2, IP or active stream)
Standard DVB-ASI, MPEG-TS (188/204 bytes)
Connectors Mini DIN 1.0/2.3
Return Loss > 15dB
Input Formats EN50083-9, ETSI TR 101 891
MPEG-2 PSI Tables (PAT and PMT) EN 300 468
Multistream 4x ISI selected between ASI and IP
Bit Rate Adaption PCR adaption, padding insertion Dummy PL frame
Encryption BISS (single/multiple programs) mode 0, 1, E and BISS-2 0, 1, E, CA

RF Output

General
Main 1 (selectable between L- or IF-Band)
Monitoring 1 (selectable between L- or IF-Band)
Connector BNC or SMA (optional)
Impedance 50Ω
Return Loss > 12dB
P1dB +20dBm
Cable Tilt Correct. ±0.1dB/MHz

L-Band Output

Frequency Range 950 – 2150MHz
RF Power Level 7dBm to -35dBm
Monitor Output -20dB below main signal

IF-Band Output

Frequency Range 50 – 180MHz
RF Power Level 5dBm to -35dBm
Monitor Output -35dB below main signal

Clock & Synchronization

L-Band
Input 1x external 10MHz input for external clock synchronization (L-Band mode only)
Output 1x internal 10MHz output for external devices synch.
Connectors SMA, 50Ω
Return Loss > 15dB
Generates internal 10MHz reference frequency with high stability

Modulation

Symbol Rate 0.05-80 Mbaud (1 baud step)
Roll-Off Factor 5-35% (1% step)
Test Modes Off, Dummy PL frames and PRBS
Carrier ID DVB-CID - ETSI 103 129, DVB/NIT compliant

DVB-S/DSNG

Operation Mode
QPSK 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8
8PSK 2/3, 5/6, 8/9
16QAM 3/4, 7/8
Outer/Inner FEC Reed Solomon/Viterbi

DVB-S2

Operation Mode
QPSK 1/4, 1/3, 2/5, 1/2, 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10
8PSK 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10
16APSK (optional) 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10
32APSK (optional) 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10
Outer/Inner FEC BCH/LDPC
PL Scrambling Codes 0, 264143
Modes CCM, VCM, ACM
Pilots Insertion Frame Length Short and normal frames
Multistream Up to 4x MPTS over one carrier, per EN 302 307

DVB-S2X Broadcast & DSNG Profiles

Optional
Same features and MODCODs as DVB-S2
All new linear MODCOD for QPSK, 8PSK, 16/32/64/128/256APSK (optional)
Operation Mode
QPSK 1/4, 1/3, 2/5, 1/2, 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10
8PSK 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10
16APSK (optional) 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10
32APSK (optional) 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10
64APSK (optional) 5/6, 4/5, 7/9, 11/15, 32/45–L
128APSK (optional) 3/4, 7/9
256APSK (optional) 29/45–L, 2/3–L, 31/45–L, 32/45, 11/15–L, 3/4

Configuration and Control

  • Web browser (HTML5)
  • SNMP V2
  • VistaLINK® PRO
  • Front panel (optional)
  • Rest API

Electrical

Voltage +12V DC
Power 27 watts

Physical

Number of Slots 2

Ordering Information

7880MD DVB-S/S2/S2x/DSNG modulator with L-Band and IF outputs. QPSK/8PSK constellation support up to 15 Mbaud symbol rate. Software upgradeable up to 256 APSK constellations, 80MBaud symbol rate.

Ordering Options

7880MD-FK-16APSK Software feature key to enable 16 APSK constellations for DVB-S/S2/S2X on the 7880MD
7880MD-FK-32APSK Software feature key to enable 16/32 APSK constellations for DVB-S/S2/S2X on the 7880MD
7880MD-FK-64APSK Software feature key to enable 16/32/64 APSK constellations for DVB-S/S2/S2X on the 7880MD
7880MD-FK-256APSK Software feature key to enable 16/32/64/128/256 APSK constellations for DVB-S/S2/S2X on the 7880MD
7880MD-FK-36MB Software feature key to enable symbol rates up to 36 MBauds on the 7880MD
7880MD-FK-80MB Software feature key to enable symbol rates up to 80 MBauds on the 7880MD
7880MD-FK-BISS Software feature key to enable BISS-0/1/E encryption on the 7880MD
7880MD-FK-BISS-2 Software feature key to enable BISS-0/1-E and BISS-2 CA encryption on the 7880MD
+S50 50Ω SMA connectors
Rear Plate Suffix
+3RU 3RU rear plate for use with 7800FR or 7801FR Multiframes

Enclosures

7800FR 3RU Multiframe which holds 15 single slot modules
7801FR 1RU Multiframe which holds 4 single slot modules