DVB-H Trial Erlangen




GENERAL INFORMATION
 
   
LOCATION
 
Erlangen, Germany
 
PARTICIPATING COMPANIES
 
Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, Chair of Information Technologies LIKE at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen
 
CONTACT
 
Christian Forster, LIKE, forster@like.e-technik.uni-erlangen.de
Nikolaus Färber, IIS, fae@iis.fraunhofer.de
http://www.like.e-technik.uni-erlangen.de/propro/dvb-h
http://www.iis.fraunhofer.de/pub_rel/presse/2005/dvbh
 
DURATION
 
Started October 2005
 
AIMS & OBJECTIVES
 
Research on DVB-H technology in the areas of transmission, Java-based middleware, AV-Codecs (H.264/AVC, HE-AAC v2, MPEG Surround, statistical multiplex) and transport (RTP, ISMACryp).
 
BUSINESS MODEL(S) INVESTIGATED
 
Not applicable
 
USERS
 
To be decided.
 
SERVICE CONTENT
 
bit eXpress, campus radio, live moderation, tv and radio services
 
TARIFFS / PRICING LEVELS
 
Not applicable
 
   
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
 
   
TRANSMITTERS
 
1x 50 W EIRP, covering south of Erlangen and northern part of Nuremberg
 
BROADCAST BAND AND FREQUENCY
 
Band V, 706 MHz
 
DVB-H PARAMETERS
 
Currently: 2k, QPSK, MPE-FEC with 256 rows and constant deltaT of one second
 
AMOUNT OF BANDWIDTH USED FOR DVB-H
 
8 Mbps available
 
VIDEO/AUDIO FORMAT
 
Video: H.264/AVC, optimized decoder implementation (65 fps QVGA on PXA270)
Audio: HE-AAV v2, optimized decoder implementation
Player: Fraunhofer IIS AV-Player with RTP support on PDA (25 fps QVGA on PXA270)
Sender: PC-based real-time encoder and RTP server (same AV-formats as obove)
 
INTERACTIVITY PLATFORM
 
n/a
 
CONDITIONAL ACCESS / DRM TYPE AND PROVIDER
 
ISMACryp 1.1 (Investigations on OMA DRM V2) (Q1, 2006)
 
HEADEND EQUIPMENT
 
Playout equipment from Scientific-Atlanta
ProTelevision 5780 modulator
Plisch amplifier
 
RECEIVER / TERMINAL EQUIPMENT
 
PDA-based (e.g. Dell Axim) with HiCast receiver (DiBcom) (Q2, 2006)
For delvelopment also Laptop-based using DVB-T cards under LinuxTV
Fraunhofer IIS Player application
 
   
Information correct as of 28/11/2005
 

 

 

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